I play my AV amp through my Integrated and power amp. I did the original set up with the integrated at 10 o'clock and make sure it's set at 10 o'clock each time before using in AV mode. Slight pencil mark on dial and body which is easy to see but not noticeable from a distance and my amp is black.
It's probably easier with HT bypass but why limit your choice.
Some people set their's up at 12 0'clock but when you go back to hifi mode and forget to turn it down (which you will) it's deafening. You might spill yer beer.
My wife and son when he was at home have never had a problem with our system and it gets used every night, the wife's probably watching Coro through it now which is why I'm upstairs on the laptop.