When we built our house about 10 years ago, the electrician put in an amplifier on our cable panel because we have 10 cable outlets. He said that the cable company only guaranteed 5 outlets. We only use 2 of the outlets. Everything has been working fine until now. I upgraded to digital cable yesterday and some functions/channels were not working properly. Today, I took the amplifier out of the mix and replaced it with a simple splitter since we are only using 2 of the outlets. I am hoping that was the issue and it is not just coincidence that now everything seems to be working again. However, in the future, if I want to use some of the other outlets, is there a different amplifier that works with digital cable? Or do I no longer need an amplifier and can just plug right into the 10 way splitter. Didn't think of trying that this morning and to be honest now that everything is working, I don't want to screw around with it anymore. Thanks for your suggestions.