Would this setup work? Looking at this - http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8204&seq=1&format=1#largeimage
Thanks for any input. I'm looking to do this because my Xbox died and I'd like to go a cheaper route.
Also, this set up will only allow you to watch the same thing on both screens at the same time whereas the Xbox allowed for a WMC extender use.
What you want to do will not work unless the two receivers are the same! I know this first hand as I had my HTPC HDMI out to a 1x2 HDMI splitter going to two Pioneer Elite VSX-01 and 21 receivers (very nearly the same thing.) This worked fine as the EDID information is similar and the HTPC saw them as the same thing. Fast forward and I switched out one of the Pioneers for a Denon. The problem is now that the EDID info is different and the HDMI splitter stores this info. So for example if the Pioneer was on first the splitter will see and store the pioneers EDID and the HTPC will see the Pioneer as a monitor. If you turn the pioneer off and then the Denon on the HTPC still sees the Pioneers EDID from he splitter and this does not work with the Denon and so I got a blank screen. The only solution is to power cycle the splitter which is not practical.
My recommendation and personal solution all though not the cheapest was to build a separate HTPC for my second zone. In the end it was worth the money spent to just have things work.
I have a Denon 4311 that has dual HDMI out and it works just fine as long as you want to watch the same source in two places.
Are you still using HD 5450? Then a quick solution is buy this DVI-HDMI adapter (that supports audio over a DVI port of an AMD card), connect one of the receiver to HDMI port and the other to this adatper+DVI port. Reboot is required to detect each receiver as a playback audio device correctly.