Advertisements I happened last night for me... I was checking to make sure SPEED was tuning in before F1 practice and I got the message on a black screen but it didn't tune in until I went up a channel and back down. Maybe it has a really long timeout on each attempt but I wasn't that patient. As for splitting the signal before the TA, I hit upon that myself during the TA beta test when the amplifier in my first TA died and wouldn't pass through any signal on its output. The TA seems much more tolerant of poor signal, so I have a 3-way splitter feeding my two TiVos and a second splitter feeding the TA, TV, and HTPC. You'll always get good signal strength from the TA out (unless its dead), but for best signal-to-noise you want the least stuff between your TiVo and the curb. If you need an amp, put it as close to the curb as you can get.