We had been TiVo and DTiVo users for 13 years, and in that time we didn't think we'd ever need to learn how to use another remote. Last year I replaced our aging DTiVos with HR24s. After just simply too long a time wanting to throw the RC65 remote out the window every time I use it, I decided to try the THR22's peanut with the DirecTV DVR. Strangely, there is almost no information anywhere on the web about other people trying this other than simply advising that "some TiVo-specific buttons won't work". Yeah, and? So far I've managed to get it to work on RF by first activating its RF then setting the DVR back to IR and then once again to RF. But that's about it. The thumbs don't work, as expected, but rather surprisingly the "Live TV" button doesn't work. Because I don't have the TiVo UI running, I have been unable to program my TV's power or my Yamaha receiver's power or volume buttons into it. Do I have to use the 961+xxxxxx procedure? How? Our old TiVo remote had some limited learning abilities and I was able to program in small macros to turn the TV and receiver on and off at the same time; I don't believe anything like that is possible with the DirecTV code set (the RC65 remote can't do discreet "off" for the Yamaha). Anybody have any idea how to program the THR remote without a THR22 DVR present?