This post kinda spans 2 categories (IMO) Moderators please relocate if I picked the wrong one. Do any of you use the IR Blaster out on the back of your set to control gear in a closet? Here is my setup. I have all my gear in the closet about 20' back in the rear of the room (cable length about 25'-30' ). I have been trying to use a pyramid type (RCA I think) repeater system to send the signals to the closet. This setup works maybe 75% of the time and seems to lag a bit. Not very good for wife acceptance factor. I think a hard wired system would be best but I would rather not shell out the $$$ if the built in feature in the 57HDX will work. Some other questions: Can I split off the main run from the IR Blaster with a mini-plug Y splitter to add more IR emitters in my closet (TV only came with one)? I have a length of unused CAT5 cable between the TV and gear closet. Can I wire a male and female mini-plug to either end and use that as an extension cable? Where can I buy stick on IR emitters? Would I be better off with a system designed to do this instead of wasting my time? Thanks.