I just set up a home theater system using this receiver and i love the sound but have a few things I don't understand. I have a Samsung LED 8000 tv hooked up to this and I would like to know if there's a way to watch the tv without the receiver on, could I use a hdmi switch and run my cable box to the switch and run one hdmi to my receiver and one to my tv. Would this work? Another question i have is I have my tv plugged in on hdmi3 on the receiver when I turn everything on how can I get it to go automatically to hdmi3? It sees it when the tv first comes on for a second but then moves to tv/sat on the receiver. I have my tv plugged in to a assignable hdmi but I don't understand how to assign hdmi3 to it. Please any help would be appreciated. Thanks very much.