Unfortunately I stopped hitting "report." (I use to) It just prolongs the ability to change channels by another 30-60 seconds (which sadly seems like an eternity when you want to change channels to watch the next show)
As for the mouse, yes I can still use the mouse - good question.
BUT I do NOT have one of my IR blasters pointed to my dish box!?!? I must have ignored that step in the setup. I'll give it a try.