I am going to build a new hybrid core with the latest and greatest hdmi intefaces for 7.1 audio/video. This means no SPDIF and no analog audio. Just HDMI interfaces and I realize that I have to be very careful with the nvidia video card that I pick. I already have the TV, YSP 2200 and satellite HD reciever.
So I have a HD satellite receiver for hdmi input and I am trying to figure out what hardware and what configuration I need to integrate the satellite receiver for tv pass through so that when a telephone call comes through while I am watching satellite tv the telephone call header information comes up on the TV.
I was just going to use the sound bar as the focal point for my devices like linuxmce and satellite receiver but then realized i would not have the phone integration on the tv or any other services from the core while watching tv unless I integrate the HD Satellite receiver into the hybrid core.