I have three plasma tv's. In March of 2016 when I upgraded to Xfinity, they installed three new boxes, one really good new one, and two older models as they said they didn't have enough of the new ones to give me three of them. OK, fine, but after some time, I noticed that the older type - the ones with the round power button on the front - had a habit of freezing if I surf the menu a bit too fast. And they were realllllly slow to reboot after a power failure, which is something routine around here. The new box in the living room is about the size of a cigar box but no buttons, just a vertical blue light on the right front corner. All of these boxes have/had the usual array of output jacks - l/r/video, fiber optic, HDMI, cable in/out. So okay I finally got tired of rebooting the old ones after frequent freezes, and took them to the Xfinity store about 26 miles away to trade them for ones like the one in the living room. And the fun begins. They've upgraded even those to a smaller version about the size of a thick smart phone. With only the blue vertical light and a power button on top. BUT, only jacks on the back are cable in/out to tv, and a single HDMI. Okay I think, I'll just have to go back to cable in/out on my two vcr's. Yes, I still have them. Have been using the l/r/video inputs for better picture since I bought them. But when I get home, I found I had forgotten that neither of these units have cable in/out jacks, just l/r/video in & out. Oh, joy. But not to worry, the young man at Xfinity said that B/B had cable adapters HDMI to l/r/video for cheap. Since there was a B/B near my route home, I stopped in. Young man in blue shirt says "we don't have anything like that, and I've never heard of it". So I'm screwed if I want to record anything. So at home I look on our friends at Amazon and find dozens of them, plus the needed HDMI splitter that I'd need. So I thought I'd post this and see if any of you have a better idea before I place the order. Plan is to go from cable box HDMI to splitter, ones of those to tv, other to adapter cable then to VCR's. Concern is will this be too many connections to work properly. Other issues? Thanks is advance. Sarcasm welcome. One other fun thing. As part of the upgrade and two year long discount for doing so, they included HBO at no charge. And I never noticed it. Till just last month. Well shit.