It's pretty much resolved, even though the cable folks have not been out yet...I traced all the wires to the attic, and it turns out my jack has some "issues". I loosened the cable and it's fine now...except that I'm now leaking signal.
So when the tech gets here, I'll point him at that cable jack...wait for him to investigate everything else, and then tell me "that jack needs to be replaced". If I can resist murdering the cable guy, I should be in business then.
All together now... FAAAAAAAAAAARCE. How can Jaaack win Best Dramatic Actor for his role in COMEDY About Schmidt? How can they give Scorcese Best Director, and yet nOT acknowledge the absolutely AWESOME performances that kept the film afloat?