i'm after something sub $250 that has HDMI and supports dts-hd.
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sidefx: Yes. I'd probably look at something like a passive HD6450. I think it should do everything you need though you might want to confirm xbmc compatibility for all the audioengine stuff:
looks like around $60 here.