While watching the news last night, on the HR34, the audio started dropping in and out and the picture broke up really bad....looked like a mosaic, and it just so happened that the HR24 in the other room was on the exact same channel, and none of that happened on it, so the issue was with the HR34. And correct me if I'm wrong, but that rules out a common denominator, UNLESS there was possibly an issue with the splitter that could cause at least the audio dropouts and picture breaking up. These things might be related...maybe a bad chip or?? Bottom line....unless anyone thinks it's likely the splitter, everything points to the unit itself. Anyone agree/disagree? This unit already has an issue using component cables, so this might be related, but doubt it.