I found this forum while searching for answers to my questions about the Revue. I posted a similar thread on AndroidForums (where I am a frequent visitor because of my Android smartphone) but I thought I might get a better answer here.
I currently have the following setup:
STB => AVR
PS3 => AVR
Wii => AVR
CD => AVR
HDTV => AVR
AVR => HDTV
I have a single HDMI cable connecting HDTV to AVR which carries all video out to the screen and returns audio from the TV to the receiver. I have the option of watching cable TV or local stations via a separate antenna, and both the TV and PS3 offer various streaming services (i.e. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, CinemaNow, Vudu, etc.). I use the AVR for all sound output -- I never use the TV speakers.
I am interested in the $100 Revue because it is my understanding that I would be able to search for a show and have it return all my viewing options (via both TimeWarner and streaming internet sources). However, AFAIK, the Revue does not natively support Vudu and CinemaNow which means that a search would not necessarily return all options I could take advantage of. While I could live without CinemaNow, I have really come to like Vudu -- it is the only service I have found thus far that offers streaming of 3D content which looks fantastic on my LG 55LW5600 HDTV. With the new 3.1 HC software, the added option to download Android market apps is a bonus, especially since I already have quite a collection from 3 years of Android phone use.
What I would like to know is whether there is a way for the Revue to return results for services available via other hardware options in my setup? Is there an optimal way to connect my various items to make this possible, and can the Revue's keyboard/remote control all my devices (turning the correct devices on for each activity) or will I need to continue using my Harmony remote? Finally, is it worth the $100 for the added capabilities of the Revue, or given my current arsenal of steaming/cable/BluRay options, will the Revue just add complexity?
I would appreciate any advice you can give to help me decide whether the Revue will answer all my prayers or just add another layer of complexity to my current A/V setup. Thanks.