Originally Posted by cherry ghost
what you're saying should work, but you can't you keep the current receiver and set the optical to a different input on the receiver and switch to it when you want Netflix from the TV?
Choosing The Input Signal - Page 41
Set DVR/VCR to HDMI and TV/SAT to O1
I agree with this suggestion.
I have a similar setup with my Samsung TV and Marantz receiver. When choosing to watch TV apps, I have the receiver switch specifically to the toslink input (not Tivo HDMI input).
This does, however, create audio lipsync problems for me, so I tend to avoid the use of TV apps and instead use a Roku.