Having to swap out a bad cable box/DVR and losing all current and future recordings is bad enough, so when I found out I was getting a brand new box, with a new remote, with a new layout, I was not happy ... at first. The new remote (on the right) is a bit smaller and has only 34 buttons. That compares to 63 buttons on the old remote (on the left), and yet everything I need is still available. It's like an engineer put together the old one and a designer built the new. So much easier to use.