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Quick, probably dumb question about Apple TV 4K and Denon Reciever

So I have all of my various devices, including my Apple TV 4K, hooked up to my Denon receiver. Everything is great. Today, I noticed that I can turn on and even use the Apple TV with my LG C8, even if the Denon is off.

It’s just it sound doesn’t come through the external speakers, it’s handled via the TV. I’ve never had a receiver that does this, in the past with you you always Had to have the receiver on and on the right input to do anything.

My question is – is this OK? Is this just how it works when you have a good receiver, or did I do something wrong? The Apple TV is not hooked directly to the TV, it’s plugged into the back of the Denon via HDMI.
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Yes. HDMI audio pass through has been a feature on Denon AVRs for many years.

Suggest you post any additional questions in the dedicated Denon AVR Owner's thread for the year your model was released.
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It is called standby passthrough. AVR's for the past 4-5 years or more have had this. This enables you to watch TV or another source with the AVR off, maybe late at night when the family is sleep or when you don't feel like using your sound system.

Obviously the sound quality depends on the capabilities of your TV. It doesn't hurt anything to use this feature. I never use it because I have no reason to do it. I like having my speakers, subs, etc on at all times.

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Fascinating!

Thanks for the quick replies. I’ve just never had a receiver that did this before so I was kind of shocked.
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So I have all of my various devices, including my Apple TV 4K, hooked up to my Denon receiver. Everything is great. Today, I noticed that I can turn on and even use the Apple TV with my LG C8, even if the Denon is off.

It’s just it sound doesn’t come through the external speakers, it’s handled via the TV. I’ve never had a receiver that does this, in the past with you you always Had to have the receiver on and on the right input to do anything.

My question is – is this OK? Is this just how it works when you have a good receiver, or did I do something wrong? The Apple TV is not hooked directly to the TV, it’s plugged into the back of the Denon via HDMI.
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Yes. HDMI audio pass through has been a feature on Denon AVRs for many years.

Suggest you post any additional questions in the dedicated Denon AVR Owner's thread for the year your model was released.

As JD pointed out we have structured the forum with owner's thread based on the make and model of the receiver. I would have merged your threa, but you didn't post your model number. Any follow up questions, please post in the owner's thread.

Thanks
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