Hmm, not sure what you mean about trying to break the system, what I'm asking for is to have a say in how the automatically generated scenarios work.
I guess I need to start afresh with the audio and video pipes, and all my scenarios. I still want to have a say in how they operate though. I've looked for the lighting scenario that dims the lights when playback starts, and brings them up again when it stops, but thats not listed in the lighting scenarios that I can see. It seems that its an automatic operation that I have no say over. In my limited experience with LMCE I've found that usually there are way more configuration options than I would ever want/understand, thats why I assumed that I was just not looking in the right place to find them. I can see the "showtime" scenario, but just not where its triggered. Also there must be a "showtime finished" or similar scenario that I can't see anywhere.
I really like the way that you can setup scenarios to switch things on and off, change channels and all that, its great, and believe me I've invested many £1000's in the last few months to get the whole package.
I can imagine now what you mean, I guess that if set correctly, it doesn't matter that the media bypasses LMCE, because LMCE still controls the inputs, and outputs for all the AV gear, and so if I only want to watch TV, I just leave the TV scenario active, until such time as I want to stop.....Right I'm off to re-generate all my media scenarios and get it done right.
The sync problem is not a cabling issue, I've started another thread for that one to seperate it from this one.