Last year I bought a new home theater and have since really loved being able to switch inputs using my receiver. I searched around the internet and I couldn't really find definitive answers on a couple of questions I have. Let me start off by telling you what my current plan is. I would like to have all my devices pass through my receiver and then out through the Xbox One and into my TV. However, I would like to actually use my 5.1 surround sound, so I will try and set all my audio jacks to work through the digital audio port on the back of the Xbox One, so audio should (hopefully) traverse through my receiver, into the Xbox One (where the console will add its own sounds), and then out through the digital audio port back into the receiver to play. *sigh?* it really sounds more complicated than it should be, but that's the plan. I don't want to use a splitter, and the concept of having the Xbox One overlay on top of say, my PC, sounds really appealing to me.
First question, will the Xbox One allow me to set up the IR blaster to send specific signals to change from input to input? For instance, can I create a command somewhere where I can select or record my voice command "Xbox, change to TV" or "Xbox, change to 360" or "Xbox, change to PC" and then record an IR signal using my controller that it will send to the TV. I haven't heard about this, but I would really like to see it happen.
Second question, I've seen videos showing how the Xbox One can snap different apps to the side, and I noticed there is no audio. Will I be able to configure that so that I can maybe have 50:50 or 100:0 or 0:100 depending on what I prefer? It's kind of useless watching TV without sound and subtitles that are scaled down to the size of the image.
I might add more questions later on if I think of any.