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Run HDMI from your set-top box directly to the TV, and a digital audio cable (optical or coax, whatever's available at both ends) to your AVR. You'll be switching video using the TV input(s) instead of the AVR in this case, but there's no direct benefit to run a set-top through an AVR at this point. Then you'll be able to switch to an audio source on the AVR while the TV remains on the set-top's input.
And yeah, this used to be a feature of AVR's a long time ago for "FM simulcast" and other purposes, but those features were little-used, and certainly caused confusion if you got into a mode and didn't understand why...
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