This is a quick post based on some recent experiences with music playback from the Chromecast (and PS3) through an AV receiver and some of the issues I have come across.
One of the motivations for looking at an AV receiver has been so that I can use the Chromecast to play Google Music content – with the TV remaining off.
For the first couple of days though I was unable to get audio to play with the TV on standby. As long as the TV was on, music has played through the external speakers but as soon as I put the TV into standby, the music would stop. In a last attempt to get the music playing, I unplugged the HDMI cable leading from the receiver to the TV. Doing so caused the music to start playing. Obviously I can’t keep unplugging the cable every time I want to listen to music on the TV, but it turns out that if I properly turn the TV off (as opposed to leaving it on standby), the music starts playing.
I have been in conversation with Richer Sounds, who have been amazingly helpful but they have been unable to figure the issue out. A lot of the suggestions that were suggested by the technicians are not available on my HD TV (a very cheap 2008-model) or have not worked. This has included turning off HDMI control (which was off after a factory settings restore).