Okay, Im an idiot! I didn't even bother thinking it was the batteries..prob b/c I just got the DVR installed a few months ago...guess theyre batteries were old. Oh well...Thanks!
The remote just eats up batteries.
I don't usually get more than a couple of months from each new set. When it starts to act more sluggish than normal recognizing when the buttons are hit, then it's time to replace the batteries.