Well I just lost the HDMI output on an A/V Receiver that I recently purchased, following a similar episode on my prior A/V receiver. (Both times involving lightning and loss of power to the residence.) The audio component works just fine, since it is split off before the HDMI output which connects to a display device. What I would like to attempt is to connect an external HDMI device that provides simultaneous output of the source signal to two destinations. I would connect one output to an input on the A/V receiver and permit it to decode and produce the sound. The other output would be connected to the display for the video portion of the signal. This is an interim solution until I decide how to proceed with an A/V purchase (and maybe a new surge suppressor.) I would manually switch the input to the splitter depending upon what material I was viewing (selecting which source cable to plug into the HDMI splitter.) Pretty damn frustrating. I am not sure that a new suppressor would address the problem considering that it only appears to affect the HDMI output. (???) EDIT: Sure I can google for them, but I am posting this to ask about first hand experience with said devices, and partly to bitch about my receiver. - Walter.