Tip: Simplify Your Home Theater's Remote Controls
Robert Heron, home theater expert from heronfidelity.com, has a way that you can simplify the use of your whole home theater system. If you have cable or satellite TV, chances are you have multiple remotes for the different functions and components in your setup.
These remotes are generally programmable, which means you can have the cable or satellite remote control other components as well. You could set it up to turn the TV's power on and off along with the cable or satellite box, and control the volume on your A/V receiver. You can find specific instructions on how to program your remote controls on the manufacturer's or provider's website.