It's been a while since my last post in this thread and just wanted to share my findings/ experiences with respect to splitting the HDMI output from my Denon AVR-888 to my Infocus IN76 projector and Panasonic Panasonic TC-P58S2 plasma. I initially purchased the Monoprice manual/passive HDMI splitter/switch which require that you get up and push a switch between the plasma/ projector. It works fine for the most part; 1080p passes to both displays for Blu-Ray player except it maxes out my resolution to 720p on my Boxee Box for some reason; only while viewing on the projector.
A few weeks ago I bought a 92" Reference Tab Tension Elunevision screen from my buddy Dave over at Eastporters and noticed that he had an HDMI splitter in his demo room in a box which he was going to test out. It's a no-name brand, probably manufactured in China 1x2 powered switch with auto sensing.
Last night I hooked it up and tested it out and the switch works flawlessly, no handshake issues when switching sources/ display devices and it is also nice to not have to get up and push a button every time I want to switch between projector/ plasma.
Here is where it gets interesting with the newer powered HDMI switch:
Bell 9241 HD PVR hooked up with component to AVR-888 set to 1080i in resolution settings displays at 1080i for both displays
Boxee Box hooked up with HDMI to AVR-888 maxes out at 720p resolution on both displays, can't select higher resolution in resolution settings
Denon DVD-2500 BTCI Blu-Ray player hooked up with HDMI to AVR-888 maxes out at 720p resolution on both displays, can't select higher resolution in resolution settings
VieraLink is turned off on plasma.
AVR-888 internal scaler is turned off, tried with it on and set to 1080p and the only source it affects is the Bell 9241 which will output 1080p, I think this is because of the component connection and it up scaling over HDMI.
Is the switch talking to my projector even when it is off and telling the receiver that this is the highest resolution supported?
Is there something I am missing here? Can I force the 1080p resolution somehow or am I just out of luck?
Any help/ explanation would be greatly appreciated.