No, that's not a poem by Robert Frost. Anyway, here's the situation: I have a Toshiba 50H72 and cable TV. The coax is connected to the cable box, then to the VCR, then I have a coax going from my VCR back to one of the antenna inputs on the TV. This is how I normally watch cable TV. The VCR can be on or off. (I also have a coax going directly to a different antenna input on the TV but that's not important now.) Also, I have an RCA video cable from the VCR to the TV. This is to the "video 1" input on the TV (there are 3 composite or S-VHS inputs). This is supposed to give a clearer picture, I presume. This input works only when the VCR is turned on. I'm able to watch video tapes thru this input with no problem. But when I select this input to watch cable TV, the picture - usually - is very snowy. Sometimes, if I go back and forth directly between the different inputs (i.e. selecting a number on the remote), I can get a clear picture. But usually (at least 5 out of 6 times) I get a snowy picture. And the picture's always snowy when I cycle thru the inputs one by one (on the TV or remote) rather than selecting one directly. Since I'm able to watch tapes (or DVDs when I tried it) thru this input, it seems that there's nothing wrong with the TV. But I was able to watch TV this way (thru the video 1 input) on my previous TV with the same VCR. And since I can sometimes get it to work by fussing with the selected inputs as described above, my guess is that the problem - whatever it is - is in the TV, not the VCR (or cable). This is no biggie but I'd really like to understand what's going on here, and even better, if someone can point out something that might correct this. Thanks for your patience (if you're still with me)!