i just joined the Denon club with an older, but nice and new AVR-1911 unit. It does everything I need and I was able to get it for a really good price. Anyway, I will get the receiver in few weeks time only, I do have some questions, hope you will be able to help me.
I use source an RPi2 that fully supports CEC, running Kodi on it. I have a Samsung 51 plasma screen that also fully supports CEC, and I control Kodi with the TV's remote, love it a lot.
Now I know the 1911 has HDMI Standby Passthrough and CEC support, this is both I need a lot. I use the TV speakers quite a lot when I don't need the AVR turned on at all (like watching news late at night, kids watching cartoons, wife some documentary, etc). I don't need ARC (my TV supports it), as I use the Kodi box as PVR and TV comes from Kodi too (so a single source atm).
RPi2 (Kodi) with CEC --> Denon AVR-1911 with CEC --> Samsung PS51D550 with CEC
I understand that the 1911 will passthrough the audio and video from Kodi to my TV without any problems. But can I control the Kodi box with TV's remote over CEC when the 1911 is in StandBy Passthrough mode, are the CEC-commands forwarded as well? I hope so.