Default [Q] hdmi state - how to change to 0 ?

Hi all, looking for a way to change the file /sys/devices/virtual/switch/hdmi/state from "1" to "0" to allow a paytv app to function. I have tried to edit the kernel ramdisk so that init.rc writes the file on boot, not having any success. The HDMI virtual switch apk which works on rockchip devices has no effect on OUYA. Any help would be greatly appreciated!