I'm trying to split an Ethernet cable to run into both my HR 24 and a Blue Ray Player. I initially bought a very cheap splitter from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/RJ45-Ethernet-Splitter-Connector-Adapter/dp/B003C2QS90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370203784&sr=8-1&keywords=ethernet+splitter), but it didn't work since it can only send a signal to one working device at a time and I forgot that the DVR never really turns off. So I'm looking for something else now. Amazon's got what looks like a good deal on a "Netgear FS105 ProSafe 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch" (http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-ProSafe-5-Port-Ethernet-Desktop/dp/B00002EQCW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) especially since Netgear is offering a $10 rebate on it through the end of this month. But before I made another purchase, I thought I'd ask what you guys would recommend. For instance, the Netgear has very good consumer reviews but the 1 stars frequently cite a short life span. Any thoughts?