Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Again ... if you have to press the "CBL/SAT" button when you want that source to play, why is it so inconvenient to have to select the "TV Audio" button when you want that source to play?
Ok I will explain. They are not the same. I'm pressing the "CBL/SAT" button when I sit down, to turn on my entire system with the help of HDMI-CEC.
If HDMI-CEC worked properly, then during my session whilst I had the system turned on I wouldn't have to ever press the "TV Audio" button "when I want that source". It would happen automatically with HDMI-CEC when the TV tells the amp that it needs it, for example when the TV enters a (so-called!) "Smart" app.
My choices are:
1. Don't use TV audio switching, as you suggest. Turn it off in the Denon menu but leave the rest of HDMI-CEC on. So I can't have the TV nicely automatically switch the amp to "TV Audio" mode, and I have to press an extra button that I wouldn't otherwise have needed to ("TV Audio" selected manually, instead of automatically).
2. Use TV audio switching, but with the stupid "power on" problem I described in my earlier post. I now have to press a different extra button that I wouldn't otherwise have needed to. ("CBL/SAT", twice, when I turn on because it keeps dumping me to TV audio).
In both cases, I have to press an extra button that I wouldn't otherwise have needed to. Hope that's clearer than before
3. TV audio switching, without the "power on" problem. I would not
have to press any extra buttons.
That is my point.