Hello, I have a samsung hdtv with 2 hdmi ports. I currently have my tivo box connected to port 1 and the other port I use it to connect my laptop. I will be getting a sony home theater system, which requires an hdmi connection from my tv to the hts so from what I've read I will need an hdmi switcher. If I were to get a switcher this is how I would have my connections, One hdmi cable directly connected from my tv to the tivo box and I would use the 2nd hdmi port on my tv to connect the switcher. To the hdmi switcher I would connect the home theater system and the other port would be for my laptop, for when I feel like connecting it. What I've learned about an hdmi switcher is that as one devices gets turned on the other device connected to the switcher are turned off. So when I connect my laptop I want to also have the hts on. I want to have that home theater effect while I watch hbogo. How can I go about having my laptop connected and having the hts on while using a switcher. Is a switcher the correct device I need or is there something else I need to get. I would truly appreciate the help.