Sadly, I think my household is officially done with VOD. In addition to the ff/pause/rew lock on some of the newer content, some of the shows we have recently tried watching suddenly started FF automatically without the ability to stop it without unplugging the box. Put a show on for my kids the other day so I could work on my computer, then they came back about 15 mins later to tell me something is wrong with the TV. Sure enough, it's on an unstoppable FFing rampage. Wife reported it happened to her the other night with another show.
I'm officially giving up on VOD. It's the complete opposite of convenient. I only wish this was an added feature we could cancel and save a few bucks.