I recently had to move all my AV equipment into a cabinet and needed a way to control the relevant devices. I purchased the Radioshack remote extendor (the pyrimid type transmittor and receiver) although hearing mixed views. Just a word of warning first, these things really don't work well. Anyway, i positioned the tiny IR bulb, or whatever you call it, in front of the DVD sensor. After a couple of attempts to control it (which it did at first) the DVD player no longer responds to any IR activity, even from my original remote and the Harmony I've been using for months. The DVD player is the Sony DVP-CX985V 400 disc machine. I've tried powering off completeley but it looks like the Radioshack unit fried my sensor. Anyone else have or hear about a similar problem? Thanks!