Two days ago my remote quit working. I had not ever gotten a low battery message. Mysteriously, it started working again but only for a few minutes. I did replace the batteries. I did do a power cord pull and re-plug. Still the same -- it works sometimes but only for a short while. Of course, I am also having the same problem with the Guide as everyone else in the country -- I only have a few hours worth. I am going to call tech about the remote and the guide, but I'm hoping to hear from some of you about the remote issue -- you are infinitely more reliable than tech!