I really don't think this is a matter of the V6 remote being simply a one off defective lemon, they all seem to be just not fit for purpose. Currently I'm using the remote from an older TiVo and it's working perfectly. This new remote didn't work when I got the V6 then I managed to get it to pair but after one day it's not working again and absolutely refusing to pair; I've tried about 10 times so far. When the remote works everything is fine but having a useless remote is pathetic. I'm phoning 150 and asking for one of the old remotes or they can come and take this V6 away.