Denon integration - error loop - integration not ready

I am using the Denon integration with my AVR-3300 to sense when it is turned off which triggers an automation and I’m now trying to use it to turn on the Denon for background music. I’ve found that if the Denon is powered off when I start/restart home assistant, the integration fails to set up leaving a status of “unavailable” and the integration just loops looking for the device. As a result, I can’t power on the Denon amp with home assistant unless it’s been started manually at least once after a reboot (eg. power failure, etc).

Is there a setting in the amp that keeps it in “standby” and leaving it intelligent enough for home assistant to detect that it’s there but not powered on…or am I missing something in the home assistant integration?