reply to almahix
Re: verizon invasive It sounds like the TV and the STB are optically separated, maybe marginally, so when the remote issues a change power state command, one device sees it but the other doesn't, so the TV and STB are out of sync.
Or maybe another remote is interfering. Do you have a neighbor with an attitude pointing his remote through your open window?
[OT] Hate is merely a word. Choose another and you can call it dislike, which hate is a strong dislike, maybe even intense, but certainly not extreme. And a mild dislike isn't hate. When some of VZ's ways can infuriate you (your choice of word), it sounds like strong, approaching intense. OK, so I get it you don't hate Verizon because you didn't tag your subject line with [rant], which is intense, approaching extreme. Some things I do hate, but that's seriously OT. One word by itself is a dot. Modifiers and context is how it gets significance, or not. Original use in this topic was not misuse of the word, especially in the if/then context.