Ok, so made some process. got it all hooked up; the wiring is not that great; as you can see the from the pic. Also, I setup the xbmc (eden - intel) htpc, to the devon via hdmi, as well (silver one).
I have not started the auto setup; nor i have setup the audyssey, yet. The biggest problem, as you might have guessed it, is running the zone 2 speakers from xbmc, since htpc is hooked up using hdmi and it looks like 5308 is not linking the audio to zone 2 via hdmi. Is there any good solution for this problem; seems, like its a big one; i'll also hunt around xbmc forum, as well.
Oh and any way to passthrough hdmi cable through 5308 without turing the 5308 on (using htpc without turning 5308 on) and any danger (heat) of all that stuff in the cabinet?