The shelving holding the DVR is at a 60 degree angle to my chair. I could control my old VHS from my chair but not the DVR. To do anything (play, stop, fast forward, etc) I have to walk over to the unit. (I know the exercise is good for me, but ...) I bought a single wire IR repeater but it does not work. The repeater is good as it will work with my VHS and it has a light that flashes to show that it is receiving and it flashes when I point the DVR remote at it. Does the Magnavox 537 use a "special" IR signal that a low cost repeater would not send? Any suggestions on a IR unit that is know to work with the 537?
PS: I put the emitter at the point show in the manual where the infrared window is. I also tried moving it all over the front of the DVR.