I bought a cable amplifier at radioshack today because I'm sick of my horrible signal. Didn't matter, the amp did nothing. If I unsplit every TV downstairs and run the cable directly into one of my machines, SCIFI is clear, but put the splitters on (with the amp) and it's noisy as hell.
The really weird part is comedy central. There's a few horizontal white lines flashing across the screen every second during the shows.. but I noticed that when Comcast cuts in with local commercials, there are no white lines. So, that must be THEIR problem, right?
This whole thing has me confused and angry.