cool. i'll check that out to see if I can get it working automatically. i'm at a crossroads with the project, whether I want to spend money and get a tv specifically for this, or not spend money and 'make it work' with what I have lieing around. I was unable to get the extra lcd I had lieing around to connect to my htpc, but got it to connect to my zbox in my bedroom. i'm tinkering with that right now, so see if that's going to be a viable option
so if I spend money and get a new display, it'll be hooked up as an extended monitor via DVI from my htpc. the htpc currently transmits audio via hdmi to my receiver. it also has outputs for digital out and composite audio but I highly doubt it supports simultaneous use
if I end up using the zbox, i'll treat it more like a dedicated source for the posters. I rarely use it in my bedroom anymore due to the cable company being Nazis and not allowing anything other then their cable boxes to decode the signal. so no more pvr on the htpc, and networking it to everywhere in the house. i'm forced to use a pvr in the bedroom from the cable company. anyway, if that's the case, i'll just set it up via hdmi and send the audio right to the tv and let it handle the audio normally.
it's definitely a super cool program and I love its potential. I just wish the hardware to actually use it wasn't so annoyingly expensive. I feel like a dedicated pc for this purpose only would cost like 50bux, and a simple low quality display could be 100 or less. but i'm forced to look at stuff that's way overkill since what I already have doesn't seem to play nicely together.
i'm at the point where i'm looking around the house to see what 'needs to be upgrade' so I can use that tv or pc for this after its replaced, haha.