Not a clear line of sight to the front of the player, only the left side. Even if I angle it 30 degrees or so in the rack it won't control it. I pretty much have to have it turned 90 degrees and have to have it facing me for the remote to work. All my other components in the rack (tivos's, dvr's, a/v receiver, old dvd player) work fine even when they aren't facing my couch.
It just surprises me that such new product would have such a limited remote sensor. I'm using a Home Theater Master MX-500.