If you have multiple components (XBOX 360, DVD, HD PVR, media streamer) connected to an 807 by HDMI, will video and audio still be passed through the HDMI Out to the TV if the receiver is in Standby? And if so, what determines which device gets passed?
It probably sounds like a strange question, but I'm looking to replace my current non-HDMI receiver and was all set on the 807 until I read the manual and realized that turning the audio on the HDMI Out on or off is a multi-step menu process rather than a single remote button. With my current set-up, the HDMI from all components run to a switch and that goes to the TV. Optical/digital audio from all components go to the receiver. This, although causing mass cable clutter, allows me to keep the peace with my wife by setting up two of everything on the Harmony remote. For example, "TV Loud" & "TV Quiet", "DVD Loud" & "DVD Quiet", "XBOX Loud" & "XBOX Quiet" etc. For anything "Quiet", the receiver stays off and both audio/video are through HDMI and volume is controlled on the TV (i.e. "wife mode"). Anything "Loud" (i.e. Husband mode") turns the receiver on so video is through HDMI to the TV and audio is through the receiver (with the TV muted). The problem is that the "Audio TV Out" setting on the 807 is too many button presses too reliably set-up on a Harmony, so that can't be used to re-create what I have today. I was wondering then, if the unit did just pass the HDMI signal through the output (audio and video) when in standby, I might be able to pull it off. That way it would be similar to what I have today- quiet means receiver in standby, loud means it's on and doing it's thing.
Any input would be appreciated,