Originally Posted by nkaiser
Maybe I did something wrong here, but I can only seem to get the TV to turn on the receiver, but am looking for the opposite. Is it possible ?
I'm intrigued as to why you want the receiver to turn on the TV instead of the other way around. Seems to me that you'd more often use the receiver without the TV than using the TV without the receiver, even though you'd probably want that as well.
What I do is connect the cable box directly to the TV. The TV passes the sound (and the control) to the receiver via the Audio Return Channel of the HDMI cable that connects the receiver to the TV. The TV turns on the receiver. If I shut off the TV, it shuts off the receiver. If I don't want to listen to TV audio via the receiver (because it's late at night), I simply turn the receiver off. I prefer this method so that there's less processing of the video signal and so it's easy to watch TV without the receiver sound.
Also, by your method, if you listen to music on the receiver, it's going to turn the TV on. By my method, it won't.
But for what you want, try turning HDMI control off on the TV, but keep it switched to active on the receiver. I don't remember the exact use case, but I once got caught in some kind of illogical loop where I'd shut the TV off but the receiver would keep turning it back on or something like that (maybe it was when I shut down the Blu-ray player, it would shut off the receiver and I didn't want it to). In any case, by shutting off control on one side, it solved the problem.