thank you very much for your help
here are a couple of things to clarify our system
1: a UPB switch is a switch which will control the power to the lighting, the are made by homecontrols.com, http://www.homecontrols.com/UPBDevices
, they is no real answer on the internet so far as to say whether they are supported or not, if they aren't would it be possible to write your own code for it and if so where would i get the technical info to do so. want to go with UPB instead of z wave as seems to be a better response time to commands and sounds more reliable as a technology plus they are supported on a 20volt system.
3: the system we would like to go for is an underfloor heating system which is on a 240 volt system, is there any product like an ir thermostat that will be compatible with linux mce
4 we are trying to bring the hdmi signal down from the linux mce core through cat 6 cabling with hdmi/cat6 wall plate connectors, we think hdmi quality will be lost if we don't bring down it by hdmi quality cabling, is this correct, if not can it be brought down by a single cat 5 cable to the md and the md will hd render the picture?
thank you very very much for all your help on these matters, really thank you so much