connecting av receiver help
I have a Panasonic Plasma TV about 3.5 years old, cable TV with a DVR and just purchased a Harman Kardon AVR 1700. I have a DVD with one of every type of connection. I want to hook up the receiver so that I do not have to have it on all the time. I will want to use it for surround sound when I use the DVD, but will rarely use it to watch regular TV. All the instructions I see on the internet say to link everything to the receiver then the receiver to the TV. I am afraid if I do that I will have to leave the receiver on. Is there a better way to accomplish this???