Crackle... crackle... pop... crackle... pop is what I hear from my TV speakers. I have a Tosh 57HX83 rptv and panasonic VCR. I have a 1-to-2 splitter on the cable from the wall, with one side of the split going to a Comcast HDTV box and the other side going to the VCR. Then I have the VCR coax out hooked up to the TV. I also have the VCR hooked up to my receiver with standard RCA cables. The problem occurs when I have the VCR recording (or simply on) and at the same time I watch the TV on the antenna 1 input (coax from VCR). The VCR/TV selector is set to TV. Let's say, for example, I am recording on channel 11 and watching channel 4. I can hear the channel 4 audio just fine, but I also hear a low, distorted, crackling portion of audio from channel 11. The receiver is off, btw. All the sound is coming from the TV. If I turn the VCR off, the crackle goes away immediately so I know the VCR has to be the culprit. My question: is my VCR broken or is the problem something in the way I have everything hooked up, or something else?