After struggling for months with the signal from the portal dropping, I finally gave in and separated my Xbox One out of the chain. Having a portal connected to a receiver and the Xbox before going to the TV is a no-go situation. And it really ruins the Xbox experience, I loved the OneGuide but constantly rebooting the portal just to get a temporary HDMI chain working because to big a PITA. I think it's ridiculous that Shaw thinks limiting the HDMI chain is going to stop pirating. The level of investment and skill required means that those that are intent on pirating TV can probably find another means to do so anyway.
Do any of the new portals allow more than 2 devices to be in the HDMI chain?