Just wonder about hdmi pass through on the receiver. If I connect all of my sources up through hdmi, is it necessary to have the receiver on to get the signal to pass through to the tv? If we want to play xbox 360 just through tv, will the receiver be able to pass this signal to the tv without being turned on? Hope I am kinda clear on what I am looking for. At times, there is no need to play audio through the receiver, as in news, games and such. Any help would be appreciated. The 70.1 is getting ordered tomorrow, along with the Paradigm Studio 100's and Sub 12. I am going to try running the 100's on bridged power first and if this isn't satisfactory, I will go to an Anthem MCA 20.