I should have gone with the advice to get a theatre master. But the local store near me had the Harmony. Its expensive (at $329.00 CAN) and works off the net. However I was not told that certain cable companies configuations are not compatible, and as a result I spent my first night trying to download info. that was impossible to get. Of course the help phone line is out of the east and closed for the night. Even e-mailing this company proved difficult.When I finally got through and programmed the thing, a lot of stuff was missing. (eg. no programability through my VCR - even though the machine is brand new, no random key for my CD player, which I love, etc. Now it is possible to get this, but you should see the hoops that must be jumped through. And I started thinking I just paid over $300.00 for this misery? I coulg go down to Radio Shack and pick up a $50.00 special with less headaches. Beware!