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HDMI audio source issues with television off or set to different source?

I'm considering buying this receiver, and I plan on using the following setup:
AppleTV -> Receiver over HDMI
HD DVR -> Receiver over HDMI
Xbox 360 -> Receiver optical only

Xbox 360 -> TV via Component + stereo
Receiver -> TV via HDMI
My TV is a Sony KDF-E42A10.

Since I'll mainly be using the AppleTV to stream music, I'll usually have the TV off when it's playing. It looked like the SR605 would handle what I wanted, but there's a note on page 35 of the manual that says this:
"If the TV power is off or the TV is set to another input source, this may result in no sound from the AV receiver/AV amplifier or the sound may be cut off."

Is this the case?
Is it dependent on the television?
Is it related to the "TV Control" setting on page 84?
Could it also be related to the other Control settings on 84?

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Re: HDMI audio source issues with television off or set...

It is related to the tv, modern tv's have the ability to control different devices through the infra red pick up on the tv, and pass it through the hdmi cable back to the component.
Sony call there remote link Bravia link.
Check your manual for that, If it doesn't tell you anything, then don't worry about it, if it is in the manual then see how to switch it off.

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