You said I hit the nail on the head for what you want to do, a $20 smart strip will accomplish it. No trigger setup, no costly trigger hardware. Plus you'll have several other outlets that are effectively switchable with your AVR. My .02 is don't worry about the sub. The auto-turn on circuitry is one of the most common relays to fail, and leaving it on avoids unintentional shut down issues that will occur on movies with rare lfe content.
1/5/12 at 8:37pm