Just a quick question for my piece of mind - I am nowhere near the point of being able to test this yet!
If you have an A/V source (eg a cable TV decoder, DVD player, etc) and you pipe its outputs directly to your TV/amp (ie not connected through the LMCE box in any way) - can LMCE still control the set up, meaning you choose that source from your MD/Orbiter and it issues the correct commands through 232/IR blaster/etc to start playback/choose channel, select the correct inputs on TV/amp and volume, etc.
I have been assuming that this is what the A/V set up stuff is all about in the setup wizard (Sarah!) but just wanted to make sure I wasn't expecting too much of LMCE!
And if this is the case, and you pull in EPG from a 3rd party xml source, will LMCE understand how to integrate this with the A/V setup so that you can seemlessly choose the program you want from the EPG and then it fires off all the necessary commands? Obviously, I realise in this setup you couldn't record/redirect the signal with LMCE.... what about if your cable box has built in PVR - can LMCE be configured to know how to use that functionality as well?