We just bought an MX-850 and MRF-300 from ebay ($325 w/ shipping). It all seems to be in new and unopened condition (so please don't bash me for going ebay ). Now, I realize that this remote is overkill for what I need, but the price was so cheap I had to get it. Ok so first question: I want to be able to control the lights(w/ dimmer) in my basement. How can I go about doing this? I'm looking for the cheapest and simplist solution. All I need is on/off and dim up/down. Oh and the switches are in another room (They are next to the stairs, the MRF-300 is about 100ft away on the other side of a wall). If it helps, the boiler room is right behind the wall which can give us easy access to a lot of wires that don't have to be covered up. Second question: Are there any websites that offer more programmed IR codes that I can download? The program that comes with the remote has next to no new products. I have the following: Panasonic SA-XR55S Comcast HD-DVR (not sure of model) Samsung HL-R6168W Sony DVD-HD850 DirecTV HD Box (not sure of model) 40Gig iPod 4G (ties in with next question) What dock/cables should I buy to make the iPod playable both playable through the stereo and controllable by the remote? Ok that's it. Thanks in advance for your help!