Here's the problem I'm having. My cable box has an IR blaster that controls my VCR to do recording duties. It seems like every 2-3 months the cable box will stop controlling the VCR. The box then has to be either replaced or 'hit' by the cable company for it to start working again. Apparently noone else has this problem because the cable company never has complaints except from me. Now, I admit, I record a lot of TV (3-4 hours daily). I work out of my house and appreciate having a constant background noise emenating from the telly. The main problem is that when the cable company 'hits' the box, it erases all of my customizing (channel order, setup, etc) and it's getting old having to redo that all of the time. Hopefully someone here can help me because my cable provider doesn't seem to be able to! Thanks!