That is pretty much how I use mine. TBH I didn't buy it for the smart features just the nice large screen and 3D capability. I use a Virgin Media TiVo for my TV so it just gets turned on straight to HDMI 2 and gets left like that with the only input being volume changes. That said I still get app closure errors on 5.10.02 and did on versions previous to 04.45.25. It's all down to ARC I have setup using SIMPLINK on HDMI 1. Turn SIMPLINK off and no problems anymore but like I said for the time being I am sticking with the working version.