Some receivers claim a "pass through" ability allowing you to use the display when the receiver is off (standby). On other forums I see some people having problems getting it to work or with a reduced resolution or other problems. Some people do get it to work.
A couple of other options:
high speed (10gb or faster per second ver 1.3b or higher 3d compatible) HDMI switch (plug hdmi from Direct TV to switch, then two HDMI out -- 1 to TV and 1 to receiver).
If Direct TC receiver allows simultaneous output, connect HDMI to 3d receiver and run component video and audio from the Direct Tv box to the TV. Component video won't give you 1080P, I beieve.
Get another Direct TV receiver and connect it to the receiver when you get it (additional charge per month, I guess).
Can't think of any other options/ Maybe someone else has an idea.
I subscribe to HD Direct TV. The Direct TV receiver has one HDMI out, which I intend on connecting to a 3D a/v receiver I have yet to purchase. I also wish to watch 3D 1080p without turning on the receiver. How can this be accomplished?