I've finally bitten the bullit and put in Sky. The box is a Pana TU-DSB31. My Thomson VCR is a VPH7090 Scenium with an IR emitter for STB recording control. I've tried all of the codes from the Thomson handbook but the STB doesn't respond. The Sky box is sat on the VCR and the IR emitter is unobstructed. Reading through this forum I know that several of you experts have made this feature work. Does anyone have my VCR/STB combination or could you offer advice? Thanks in anticipation.