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Your TV is acting as both a renderer and a controller, so there is a controller present at all times.

If anyone is still looking for an even cheaper audio renderer, and is willing to tinker with Linux, there is an article on how to use a Raspberry Pi as a DLNA renderer here:
http://blog.scphillips.com/2013/01/using-a-raspberry-pi-with-android-phones-for-media-streaming/