I have a Chromecast, that I've previously had hooked up directly to my TV's HDMI port. It functions properly, in regard to automatically switching to the appropriate TV input when a Chromecast session is activated via smart phone, tablet, PC.
I've recently purchased a new AVR, and attempted to connect it to the AVR HDMI port instead. I was able to stream content to it, and have it play on my TV w/ audio, but required me to manually switch to the appropriate HDMI port for it to come up. It did not automatically switch to the HDMI port the Chromecast was plugged into, when I initiated a Chromecast session.
All that said, has anyone had experience with hooking your Chromecast directly to your AVR? Were you able to get it to automatically switch to the Chromecast when casting an app, or Chrome tab?
Any other feedback on how I might be able to set this up?
I have a Yamaha RX-V675 AVR & a Samsung UN46B8000XF LED HDTV