While this product may be very convenient to use between multiple applicances (TV, VCR, DVD), we have found it to be most frustrating to set up and have little success activating its full functions. After the recommended DVD codes did not work ( for DVD player DSE - G1928), we followed the manual's instructions and did an auto-search to set up with our DVD. Although this allowed the power button and play/stop functions to work - it has not allowed any other functions such as menu, fast-forward, rewind, skip, or number keypad to work. It is virtually useless and cost us $50. The instruction booklet does not cover any of these issues and we are having difficulties trying to access further assistance online. We have small children who like to skip episodes on their DVDs and we can no longer do this! It just has to play from the beginning. If anyone has had any success with this model and know how to activate it, please post something on this website which would be very very helpful.