Based on Monoprice's answer a few posts before, the answer is NO.
"Originally Posted by swak
Here is what monoprice emailed me. "Thank you for contacting us at Monoprice.com. In regards to your inquiry, I do apologize but that will not. All of your devices would have to be 3D compliant for that to work, if one is not 3D compliant then it would downgrade to the highest common resolution of what that device can support. All of our matrixes/ switches/ and splitters will do this. Unfortunately, that is a limitation with all HDMI splitters. The reason a splitter would do this would be to ensure that all of the devices work properly. When you connect two HDMI devices together, they talk to each other and share what they can and cant do, this is referred to as a "Handshake". So essentially, a splitter will only support the highest common resolution and audio. Say you have a 1080p TV and a 720p TV, the splitter will only output in 720P, the reason is that if it where to output a 1080p signal, the 720P TV would simply not work.It is the same thing with audio, if the TV does not support 5.1 audio, the splitter will not output 5.1 audio to the receiver. Thank you for making Monoprice your preferred place to shop online. Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with."
HDMI AVRs do have video capabilities that are a part of the "handshake". AVRs do have video functions - sometimes it is upconverting lower resolution signals, sometimes it is converting analog video signals to digital etc.
The example of a splitter with one output going to the TV and one going to the AVR from one source device, in this case PS3, will still have some problems.
1. The TV reports to the splitter
that it is 1080p (and all of the other various sub-parts for a normal 1080p signal) plus all of the other normal video it can handle (such as 720p, 480p etc), 3D (including 1080p & 720p Frame Packed 3D, Side-by-side and Top/Bottom etc.) and which of the video formats are the best. For audio TV often only report PCM stereo audio (an extremely common TV audio limitation).
2. The AVR reports to the splitter
that is 1080p (and all of the other various sub-parts for a normal 1080p signal) plus all of the other normal video it can handle (such as 720p, 480p etc) and which of the video formats are the best. For audio the AVR will report compatibly with Dolby HD 7.1 and DTS HD 7.1. and PCM stereo audio (the PCM stereo audio is required, all other audio is optional). There is nothing about 3D at all in this handshake because an HDMI 1.3 AVR does not even know how to add that part.
3. The splitter
reads these two handshakes and establishes that only normal 1080p, 720p, 480p and PCM stereo are common between both the TV and the AVR (not the 3D and not the Dolby or DTS audios).
4. The splitter
NOT THE TV or AVR reports back to the sourced device (the PS3) that only the normal video, the best video format and PCM stereo are supported - note the splitter reports to the source device, not the TV or the AVR.
5. The source device will then send only the best normal video it can send and PCM stereo audio - because that is what it was told was compatible.
In short the source device only knows about the audio and video formats that are included in the handshake of the device DIRECTLY CONNECTED. Not the devices farther down the line.
The splitter DOES NOT decide to send some signals to the TV and other signals to the AVR. It sends the same signals to both outputs so it tries to limit the signals to signals that compatible with both the TV and AVR. If you send an incompatible signal to one of these devices, you may cause it to crash and potentially damage the device.
When the AVR is between the TV and source device, the handshake route is TV to AVR. AVR establishes the compatibility between the TV and AVR. The AVR then reports to the source device but adds the audio that the AVR is able to handle that the TV does not. The AVR does prevent the incompatible audio from going to the TV. Again if the AVR does not support 3D, it will not include any 3D support in the handshake.
Others here have indicated that the PS3 will only check for 3D support at the time you run through the PS3 HDMI menu setup procedures – I cannot confirm that to be accurate or inaccurate. It is also possible that the PS3 may check again after a power failure or after you unplug and re-plug the AC cord.