Its not you, the default with less is to enable its smarter features
such as page-backwards, etc, and your terminal/termcap definitions
don't have said facilities defined.
I get the same myself but haven't had a chance to fix the terminal
definitions properly so far. To get around it for now I just force less
to be called with the '-d'' option, via either aliasing less to "less -d"
or adding to your .profile
Ah, OK, thanks, that worked pretty well.
Interestingly, the bare "less" command works reasonably well if I telnet into the TiVo.
In both cases the page forward/back commands work, but the arrow keys don't function as they're advertised.