The devices are Psyclone component/svideo (PSC01) and HDMI (PSC47) switchers that the same remote controls both - so I feel your pain on the Cablevision boxes!
I acutally forgot I had posted this because I didn't set it to e-mail me on replies! LOL!
I decided to go a slightly more elaborite method all around, but for the control portion it's easier. I did like the one suggestion of breaking the housing around the emitter and hot gluing it inside the case near the IR receiver. I drilled a hole in the back, put a rubber grommet in the hole and threaded the emitter through the hole, then zip-tied around the cable on the inside to keep it from pulling out.
The more elaborite part is I'm running other wires out to an Arduino to monitor the status of the devices to provide feedback to my iRule software. It will be able to provide descrete power on/off control as well as monitor which input the Psyclone devices are currently set at.
My goal, of course, is to be able to mount these in a rack inside of a closet and still know exactly what is going on with them without having to see the display panel.
I've got the PSC01 done and the software written for the Arduino. I plan on finishing the PSC47 this week, and by the weekend have the relay board for the descrete on/off completed.