Originally Posted by SonyHome
I was reading Amazon feedback and saw there were a lot of owners who had issues with the unit then issues with Onkyo customer service.
Can you connect the TV, Satellite & Blu-Ray player to 809 and still use Satellite or Blu-Ray player with TV without powering up the receiver? For most casual viewing I wouldn't need the receiver on. Do you always turn on your receiver to watch TV?
I have NOT had any issues with any of my Onkyo AVR's
I might be just lucky, but I am pretty Electronic savvy as the rest of us here...I do the updates via usb when there is one....I set up the AVR correctly, and make sure connections are perfect
to answer your question, I know you can set networking enabled mode to allow access to the onkyo via networking by opening a port on the AVR. With HDMI RIHD set to on, I believe you can pass through a stb or other signal via the avr to the TV without turning it on. I have not tried it yet, but I will check and let you know.
I do know that when these settings are set to on and the AVR is in standby mode, there are Lit icons that show "Networking" and "HDMI" on the AVR display\
I always use the avr when watching tv. Just makes for an overall better experience. You spend $$ for components....Why not use them as much as you can...