I know this has been hashed over before, but I'd like to bring this up for serious discussion about the pros and cons of this. Wouldn't it be simpler to integrate xbmc to handle media management/playback? Their entire infrastructure is based around handling media and making it a simple and painless process for users. They are, however, not interested in home automation at all so it is not a viable solution for me as far as a whole house aspect goes. LMCE is only just now getting the tagging of media automated whereas xbmc already has this technique implemented, polished, and perfected. They have now a MythTV client so the myth backend can run in the background and xbmc can provide the frontend to LMCE. The biggest bonus I see is that it also adds some option for people who might not like the way things are done in MythTV because XBMC's developers have stated numerous times that their software is a client, and their TV frontend which is currently under development is being designed to work with any backend be it an HDHomerun, MediaPortal, MythTV, or any of the other client/server architecture options out there. This gives the LMCE end user's options and potentially much less painful setups as they could slap the Hauppauge HDPVR card that has only beta drivers for Linux in a Windows box and maintain full support right now. Of course that is just an example of how I see it being beneficial, perhaps I'm missing some other element, but instead of incorporating both Myth and VDR and maintaining both, wouldn't it be simpler and more robust to implement XBMC and let their developers deal with the rest?