Hmmm. So, when I turn off the TV, it turns off the CC. And that apparently deactivates the HDMI 1 where it is plugged in - when I turn on the TV, hit Inputs, HDMI 1 does not show up until I turn the CC on with it's remote.
Soooo, I wonder if there's a way I can keep the HDMI 1 "active" so that when I turn on the TV it turns on the CC? I get what you're saying, it can't "get to" the Chromecast because it can't see the Chromecast through the input.
I suppose another approach would be to find a way to keep the power button from turning the CC off when I turn the TV off so that the CC is always on. Not sure how to do that either.
This is my Shield. It has option for wake when TV powers on, but thats not how it actually works. The Shield stays off until I pick it from the TV input button, then it wakes up. Does you CCTV have options such as this?