Been racking my brain on this for probably close to a year. I have a projector and AVR in one room and a TV in another. I want my HTPC to be able to playback on both, preferably at the same time, but not a firm requirement. I know I can use an extender (I do that now), but there's the issue of playback of DVD and BluRay rips, so its not wife friendly. I could also put another HTPC in there, but then there is the issue of protected content. Splitting the output HDMI signal is the logical way to do it, but I just can't seem to make it work!
Obviously SOME devices work with HDMI splitters, but it seems like MSFT has put us in a special kind of hell in this regard. I have an Onkyo 709 that has a built in HDMI splitter, but unfortunately, I get the dreaded HDCP errors in WMC when I try to watch live TV. I just bought an HDMI detective and am trying to see if that might help.
Anyone find a splitter that will actually work?