Annoying, yes! I use a program called Absolute Telent, with enter set to send CR instead of CR/LF (under VT options). You can also permanently set the IP address and other settings, so you are one click away from a telnet session on your Tivo. I have 4 shortcuts on my desktop, one that opens telnet on each Tivo. I'm sure there are other telnet clients that will do the same. Erics Telnet98 is one of them.