Hey there, This question is actually for a friend of mine who isn't a member here. He had an older Technics receiver, CD player, and tape deck. He was able to control the tape and CD player via the receivers remote. They didn't have an IR receiver though, only the A/V receiver did. They were connected to it with a 1/8 mini-jack. His A/V receiver broke so he bought a new one. Trouble is, he couldn't find one that had the 1/8 mini-jack to hook his tape deck and CD player to, and he's now unable to control them with a remote. He's wondering if any company makes some kind of standalone IR receiver that can hook into the tape and CD player via the 1/8 mini-jack? Or if there are any other possible solutions that will allow him to control the two via remote? Thanks a bunch.