I was wondering what kind of splitter I would need to split the HDMI cable from my Directv. I want to send both the single to my receiver and to my tv. ( it already go to my tv through my reciver) That way we can watch tv with full 7.1 OR 5.1 Dolby ect with my 1.3a cables… or we can just by pass the home theater and just use the tv for other shows. The reason for this is my system really warms up the room. Looking to take the HDMI from the directv , split it to my tv and my reciver.
Depending on your TV, you might be able to just run the HDMI from the DirecTV receiver straight into the TV, then run an optical or coax cable from the TV's digital out to the receiver. Assuming the TV will pass the audio signal (my 3 year old Sony does), there wouldn't be any quality loss since DTV uses at best 5.1 Dolby Digital.
That might work. Honestly, I'm not sure which combinations of outputs the DirecTV will run simultaneously. I think the next thing I'd try is running an optical or coax cable from the DTV receiver into the AVR and HDMI from the DTV receiver into the TV. If that doesn't work, then start adding analog cables into the mix.