Recently we had a bad thunderstorm go through and since then the HDMI port on our TiVo HD has had static on it since that day. The static occurs from the first display that appears on boot up all the way to include regular tv channels (all of them). I have switched to component cables (which fixed the problem), but I wanted to know if there was a fix for the HDMI port? BTW, who ever invented HDMI connectors was an idiot. Fragile connectors (both male and female) and a perception that you have to buy expensive cables to make your devices communicate correctly! I can't tell you how many HDMI connectors I have damaged when moving devices. I sure hope the component connectors on AV equipment are around until a replacement for HDMI is commonplace.