What do I do now? I actually don't ever need both my displays on in both rooms at once. How about monoprice $40 2x2 Matrix HDMI® Switch & Splitter? Monoprice chat told me this wouldn't work but I thoght something like this would work if I made sure both out's aren't set to have the same input if I wan't to use denon suround sound? This sounds like a headache though, especially cause there's no remote.
I would use the optical splitter from monoprice to send spdif out from my tivo to both my denon and plasma and just don't use HDMI audio at all, but my run length might be problematic with a optical splitter since I'm alrady going 25 feet into another x3 optical splitter before using a 6 ft optical cable to go into my z5500 amp. How about instead of me buying optical splitter I buy passive HDMI splitter, attach it directly to my tivo and have it feed my denon/active splitter and have my active splitter feed only my plasma? From what I understand passive HDMI splitter won't allow 2 simuyltanious outputs but as long as it let's me watch 1 at a time the denon should be outputting surround sound right?
Easiest sollution would be if someone knew of a simple affordable splitter that I can swap for my monoprice one that will let me keep my plasma turned off but still let me send surround sound to my denon?