So my crappy surround sound receiver finally bit the dust and I'm looking at replacing it. It looks like receivers these days all take HDMI signals and essentially act as HDMI switchers for video signals as well; this is pretty cool, but I need a bit more info on how the pass through works. Even the basic models I'm looking at seem to allow the HDMI signal to be passed along to the TV bypassing the sound system with the unit in standby. What I'm wondering is if this will also allow me to pass through the video signal while also
using the sound system for another source, i.e. running the 360 through to the TV but also listening to NPR via the tuner on the speakers or whatever.
I'm looking at basic models like the Denon AVR-1312 and Onkyo TX-SR309 but I can tell if I'd need another HDMI switch prior to running the 360 signal into the receiver to be able to do this. I actually use this a LOT, so I'd like to know if I'll need another switch so I can figure it into the cost if I need to.