I have two receivers, a Yamaha for stereo, and a Pioneer for HT(soon to be upgraded to something with pre-outs, most likely a Denon 2802 or 3802). Because my Pioneer does not have preouts, I just have my DVD's digital out hooked to my Pioneer and analog hooked to my Yamaha. When playing music, sometimes I use both, since my sub is hooked up through my Pioneer via LFE cable. All I do is switch the speaker wire at the speaker(I have two sets of wire to the front L/R, Pioneer -> speaker and Yamaha -> speaker, so when I switch between music and HT, I switch the wires). The only thing I am worried about is that will the Denon that I am going to buy see this as some sort of a short circuit or some sort of problem in the circuitry and cause it to go into protection? This is what I am ultimately trying to avoid, the thing going into protection mode. Has anyone with a Denon tried this, playing the receiver with the wires connected to the receiver but nbot to the speaker? Is this dangerous?