Yes. I found that when that happened to me it was because of interference (probably from a neighbor's home or the highway nearby). What I did was get a television stand that is similar to this one: (Mine looks nicer. ) The cable box goes inside the cabinet. I make sure that there is nothing else inside the cabinet, since otherwise the cable box is more likely to overheat and get damaged. The TiVo goes on the shelf under the television, with the IR cable fished out the back of the shelf and then in to the cabinet below through a hole in the back. That way, the only signals the cable box receives are the ones from the IR blaster -- interference is cut way down. I hope that helps!