After talking with Samsung tech support, I was informed I either need to have the Marantz turned on OR I need to have my satellite receiver plugged directly into my TV (not through the Marantz) via HDMI to be able to watch TV with my Marantz turned off. Is this really true?? I was easily able to watch satellite tv on my previous Sony LCD when the Marantz was turned off (Marantz on standby, passing the satellite through to the TV). I'd like to avoid having my satellite receiver sitting next to my tv with an HDMI cable sticking out. Anyone know how to make this happen??
Another issue I've encountered:
I have 1 HDMI cord plugged into my tv (HDMI port 3). If I hit the source button on the tv remote, the TV display for HDMI 1 says "Dish Receiver" even though there's nothing plugged in to HDMI port 1. In other words, it seems the TV is expecting the satellite feed to be coming from HDMI port 1. Again, Samsung said I need to have the satellite receiver plugged in to HDMI port 1 on the tv. I find it hard to believe that my options to get through these issues are so limited.