hmm, looks quite good, very limited for the price though.
However I like the fact it is possible.
The main reason for my query is thinking of my future media setup. irule etc arent close to that yet though.
I will eventually be looking more the mediaportal/xbmc development to support this functionality though, so was just curious as to what was possible. If I get the time might even look into seeing if I can code something up myself.
This is linked to my other aspiration of a version of airplay that works well. ie preferably bitstream HD audio and full hd (or ultra hd image) to my reciever. Whoever gets this 1st (apple, google or microsoft) will get my cash. Miracast is the closest yet, but still not good enough. (hopefully wirless ac standard will be quick enough to support this)
With a media front end designed for a touchscreen I hope for the ability to pick up my tablet, browse through xbmc (as an example) then if I decide to watch something, press play. Then the tv/reciever/sub will come on all changed to the correct input. All the media itself will be stored on my media server in a different room.
At that point the tablet functions as my remote, ie having some buttons overlayed on my xbmc interface, volume fast forward etc.
Equally if I browse the music section and press play it will intelligently only turn on the reciever, set it to stereo and play the track.
finally this is also linked to my intrest in steam box. if the same tablet can run steam and looking at the next 2 intel generations (apparently 2014 intel chips are looking to really close the gap on discrete graphics and looking at the next gen consoles it wont be hard to match their power). I hope to have a device to game with as well, streaming the audio/video to my reciever (latency dependant) and connecting to whatever controller I am using (currently the xbox controller is mine of choice). Entirely replacing the need for a ps4/xbox 720 etc.
Leaving me with nothing in my lounge but a reciver, tv, speakers and sub. Whilst having zero compromises, and then a tablet lying their for the daily minor tasks I might want to do, emails/web browsing etc. (in this vein microsoft are really leading the charge with the new windows 8 tablet/ultrabooks).
I just seeing this possibility being tantalisingly close now