Sean you sound like you know what you are talking about! Iam brand new to this forum so please forgive me(i am a heathen )but on a more serious matter!I have enjoyed tivo FOR 3 YEARS,ORIGINAL THOMPSON BOX , ALTHOUGH I HAVE BEENWwanting to upgrade memory for a while!Sorry for shouting .My problem is that everything works on my tivo ,except it wont change channels!!?It was all fine ,then i removed a video recorder from the system and wired up as exactly the tivo guide said.(i have a sky box as well )Everything was perfect for about 24 hours but i can not change channels on tivo.I have a warrenty with MASTERCARE/COVERPLAAN but when i tried to claim they gave me tivos number who said that they do not repair these products anymore!AND EVERYBOBODY IS BLAMING SOMEONE ELSE I.E.PASSING THE BUCK.sorry for waffling but after 2 months i am getting a bit pissed off now!!!1ANY HELP OR ADVICE WOULD BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED AND YOU SEEM TO BE THE PERSON WHO PEOPLE "LOOK UP TO FOR ADVICE"THANKS A LOT FOR READING THIS EVEN IF YOU CAN NOT HELP ME CHEERS.RAY!!!!!!SeanC said:Yes it absolutely is, but then your Tivo won't know what channel you're on. While not a big deal if you were surfing with the cable remote and decided to manually record somthing it would be named incorrectly in the Now Playing list.