I have never had an AV receiver before so bear with me.
Found one I like
More info about it
Listed as Output Power per Channel 150W, Power Consumption (in use / standby) 550 W / 0.30 W
If I power it on will it use 550W of power even if no speakers are connected to it?
If I connected 1000 watt speakers(listed below) to it and have the sound at 50% will the AV receiver be using 550W of power?
Is it possible to connect a freeview stb into the AV receiver via HDMI then connect the AV receiver into my TV using HDMI and use the TV speakers to play the sound instead of the speakers connected to the AV receiver?
Am I right in saying as long of the power output of the speakers is the same or below what the AV receiver outputs I will be fine? Because TV speakers would probably use alot less power than external speakers.