My first post here and after having looked through quite a bit on these fora for the last week or so, I am very impressed with the professionalism and expertise of the crowd. Glad I'm here! Now I know where to go with all my 'problems'!! My first one is that I have been having trouble with my AV receiver (Kenwood VR209) only sporadically 'listening' to the remote. It tends not to hear it for a little while after it's first turned on, then it will respond correctly fairly regularly, then it will suddenly stop hearing anything at all, or it will respond to the first 'volume up' click but no other ones and then a little while later it will respond. And then sometimes it won't listen at all, and I get very frustrated. A little while ago I emailed Kenwood technical support and they had me reset the unit (power on with power key depressed) which, first of all, resets everything so you have to spend an hour reconfiguring the receiver, but it did seem to fix the problem... for a while. Within a day or so, it was right back to its old tricks. I've pretty much been living with it (with varying levels of frustration) but have just gotten the digital converter for digital cable. I haven't added it to the system yet, but I did program the remote for the Kenwood receiver. I found that the receiver was an equal opportunity ignorer as it seemed to display the same symptoms with that remote as with the factory remote for the Kenwood. So I've concluded it's the base unit. Any recommendations beyond buying a new receiver? I'm sure the money spent on a repair would be much better put against a new unit at this point. Thanks.