I haven't seen any good deals on remotes in while. I should have picked up two or three new ones of eBay when I had the chance last fall. I bought just one and a keyboard. What was I thinking on that keyboard?
That is CRAZY expensive. I've got tons of those RCA remotes in various drawers and rooms in the house. (Even got one with a "new" design with a slightly different layout... I still like the "classic" layout however)
I rarely use my RCA UTV Keyboard... but it does have all the UTV/DVR functions unlike the Sony (WebTV) Keyboard which requires you have the Remote nearby for basic DVR functions.
There has been another "wave" of keyboards on the auctionsite, but few controllers (one decent used one @ $25 w/S&H). Its starting to look more cost effective to buy a used UTV just for the controller.