The Hopper's Remote is a combo RF and Analog. I can easily change channels with it. My Sony Receiver is IR, which requires me to point it thru the patio door for the volume control. No biggie since I usually don't play with the volume that much when I am out there. Thanks for the info, jautor.
(LCD - Sony KDL -52 XBR4) (Receiver - Yamaha RX-A1040)(Blu Ray - Oppo BDP-83) (PS3)( Comcast X1) Speakers (L & R - Paradigm Studio 20) (Center -Paradigm CC-470) (Surrounds & Back Surrounds - Paradigm SA-15R in walls) (Subwoofer 1 - Sunfire HRS-12) (Subwoofer 2 - Paradigm PW-2100)