I wasn't sure where to post this. It isn't related to DBS/SAT. so I'm trying here. Sorry if that's wrong. Just upgraded my Cable service to receive their so called digital channels etc. This of course required the addition of their Cable Box [ motorola DCT 2000 ] I get all the channels etc. with no problem. But, Although I can PLAY a VHS tape, I can't record or change channels on the VCR [ JVC HR-S3800U ] The Cable Box has an RF bypass switch and also a button for it on the remote. The manual describes this as "These coaxial connectors enable the cable signal to bypass the DCT and go directly to a Cable ready TV/VCR" And, the connections are just as described in the connection diagram. The button on the remote toggles the TV/VCR funtion of the VCR. When I try to set a recording or even change channels, my only options that appear are F-1, L-1, and channel 4. I've went through the CVR setup numerous times and can't see any setting that would cause this. The VCR works OK if I connect to another set without the Cable Box. I've run the A/V outputs the same way through my Yamaha 2095 as I did before the cable box was there and had no problem. I don't understand why the Cable Box is apprently preventing or limiting the ability to change or swith channels on the VCR. I know, I should call them back out but I'm thinking hey, I should be able to do this! Guess not. I'm just hoping someone that sees this may have has a similar problem and can explain what's going on. I can display the VCR menu etc. on the TV screen and as I said display a tape when played but I can't change the channel on the VCR or set it to record. I've looked and checked for a setting that enables/disables the L-1 (front panel inputs ) or directs it to the rear inputs ( L-1 ) When the VCR was connected without the Cable Box it would show F-1, L-1, then start at channel two and keep going. Now, all I have are those two plus channel 4. By the way, the TV has to be on Channel 4 to use the Cable Box. Seems like this is related but I don't know how. Sorry this is so lengthy and I know it's difficult to trouble shoot this kind of thig without seeing or reading the manulas but as I said, just maybe someone has run into this. Thanks for any suggestions.