I am going to describe my current architecture and then explain what my potential problem is at the end.
I have a dedicated MythTV backend running Mythbuntu 12.04 with MythTV 0.25-fixes. I currently only have one HD-PVR connected to a Dish VIP211k HD receiver. I have 3 frontends all running Mythbuntu 12.04 & MythTV 0.25-fixes. I will be upgrading all to 0.26 tonight since I have just installed all of this and figured now is the time to upgrade before I get it all set up the way I want.
I will also be running XBMC 11.0 (Eden) on the 3 frontends.
I know MythTV's Video section continually gets better, but I still prefer XBMC's handling of Movies & TV Shows. Plus all of my movies & TV Shows are organized & named for better metadata handling with XBMC.
Anyway, my problem that I think I will have is ease of use with a remote. Our main living room tv which has a high WAF is currently controlled with a Logitech Harmony 700 remote. I know I can get it to work great with XBMC or with MythTV, but I'm concerned with it working great with both of them together.
I know several others on this forum use both programs in a similar fashion to how I plan to.
What have you done to use a remote to control both. I have a menu item in Mythfrontend to start XBMC which works great, but I would prefer to have a seamless transition in control of the two programs.
Once I get this working, my next project is to get an automated system going to transcode & export recorded TV Shows to where XBMC will pick them up on the next scan. Does anyone else do this currently or does everyone do it manually?
Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions, pointers, etc.