I am buying a new TV. I want to hook it up to external speakers for better sound.
1. Want receiver that will turn on automatically when sensing the signal through the TV.
2. Want receiver that can be hidden in cabinet and controlled by TV remote without using additional IR repeater.
Have looked at Sony's Bravia Sync system as possibly the only option for this. Did a test and it seemed to work OK. Slight delay when turning on (picture from DirecTV took 25 seconds to come on screen vs. 10 seconds when not running through the receiver). Not huge difference but seems like eternity. Volume control works as TV is able to control receiver using HDMI. Slightly delayed response, but works.
Any other solutions for this? I looked at Samsung and it doesn't appear they have features that work like this.