When I was setting up my S3, I had it sitting on the table that my 42 inch plasma is sitting on. I noted that my remote didn't work very well during setup -- only registering about 30% of my remote actions. This was true for both my old and new TiVo remote incidentally. I figured the problem had something to do with was the fact the S3 was sitting right in front of the plasma and the light from the plasma was somehow messing with the IR recevier on the S3. So I created a "hood" for my S3 with a blanket (high tech) and the remote immediately started working considerably better. I figured it was just a temporary fix until I moved the S3 next to my S2 under the TV. Now that I have the S3 under the television (the TV is on a table with a shelf underneath for AV equipment) with no rigged up hood, the IR reception on the S3 sucks worse than ever! I would say that I only register 5% of my remote actions. It's infuriating! It makes using my S3 next to impossible to be honest. It's very strange as my S3 is literally sitting right next to my S2. When I press the remote, I can instantly see the light on the S2 light up every time I press a key on the remote. On the S3 it lights up once in a blue moon. My first thought was "there's something wrong with the TiVo." However if I turn OFF my plasma, both the S2 and S3 light up at the same time -- every time -- when I press a remote button. This suggests that it is in fact the plasma that's causing problems. Now the question... Is it still a problem with the new TiVo? Or is this a common problem with some IR receptors? Again, I've used my S2 for many years with no such problems. I am incredibly bummed that I finally got my S3 functioning only to find it nearly useless due to the remote being useless! Any help would be appreciated.