Trevor, maybe you can feed an analog signal in and do the cable scan and see what happens?
I think the infrared windows are a factor too.
I didn't have much trouble with the channelmaster until I moved it and the angle causes problems now.
The TRT remote came with lead batteries and it still works great.
I think it works better than the zinwell, but I'll compare them again.
I think the 2009 has been out at least a year.
I wish I'd known about it sooner.
TRT does make sat receivers.
My walls are highly reflective, which I recommend.
I can aim the remote behind my back at the bed and it operates the box mounted four feet up on the tv.
I haven't found a direction that fails.
Should be better on alkalines.
Channel changing is sluggish, but a solid lock once tuned.
Recall is no faster.
We had rain today and the occasional signal glitch.
Signal loss is soft, with a freeze frame and usually no noticeable audio breakup, very annoying on the channelmaster.
Sensitivity is definitely not as good as the channelmaster, but a good box.
I've been very happy with the picture.
The description in the EPG seems to offer a multiple pages option, though maybe no station here sends enough info to test it.