First, let me say that I've been a 2 channel audiophool for 40+ years. However, my knowledge of HT hookup, other than the simplest possible, is limited.
Here's the situation: I will shortly be receiving my first HDMI-input television (Samsung UN55D7000). I wish to be able to watch/listen through either the HT system, or though the TV's built-in speakers, depending on the situation. In other words, I don't want to have to fire up the HT for late night viewing, as an example. However, my satellite box has only one HDMI output. So, the question is, is there a way to 'pass though' the satellite feed through the receiver so that it's not necessary to power up? Or is there some sort of switch that would allow me to feed the satellite both to the receiver and to the TV? Or am I stuck using the component cables for the direct connection to the TV?
Hope this makes sense. I appreciate any and all advice.