I was just about to pull the trigger and order all the parts for a new HTPC and upgrade from my Google TV but was starting to think of how the interface would work with my current HD cable box. Right now my cable box is plugged into the Google TV and then into the TV. This setup makes it easier for my wife to use because there is no input switching, she can press two buttons on the remote, Plex launches and she is good to go. So I am wondering how having a HTPC and my cable box are going to work with the TV? Will I have to have each one on a separate HDMI input and will need to change back and forth? Is there some kind of accessory that will make the HTPC more like a Google TV and have a video passthrough?
My entire reason for changing is because 1. I do not like having my large PC on all the time just so we can watch movies/tv shows whenever we feel like it and 2. I have been finding Plex to be somewhat unreliable at times and have been having some issues with it freezing, crashing, and unable to play some files.
Thanks for any tips/advice!