I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered - I couldn't find an answer in searching.
When you hook up a DVD player using HDMI to an A/V receiver (such as the Onkyo 507 or 607) and then to the TV, does the receiver have to be turned on for the signal to make it through to the TV?
The reason I ask: Once I get my HT system set up, I want the kids to be able to play DVDs without using the receiver. I know I can make additional hookups with component video/audio cables, but it would be cleaner to just have the HDMI cable as the sole connection. Will the signal pass-through with the receiver off?