I have a receiver I just installed, but it is in the living room. Not everyone in the family is concerned with sound as I am. So, I want my kids to be able to just watch TV with TV speakers most times.
My receiver has several HDMI inputs and an output, however, it only works when the receiver is on (obviously). I have set it up with everything just running to the TV (BluRay, AppleTV, Cable). Then, I have taken the optical out from the TV and put it into the receiver.
Am I going to miss anything by not connected those devices straight to the receiver?