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The easiest way is to use an RF universal remote.
On the budget side there is the URC RF-20/MRF100 remote/base combination that can usually be had for under $100, the Acoustic Research XSight ( discontinued, but still available and cheap ),and the Next Generation remote extender ( which uses a battery replacement as the transmitter )
In the middle is the Harmony 900 and the URC MX450/MRF260. Both in the $300 price range.
If you already have an iOS or Android device, and a home WiFi network, one option is iRule and a Global Cache iTachIR. The combination software / hardware would be under $150.
All of the above have dedicated threads here in the remote control area. Personally, I use an MX450/MRF260, iRule/iTach, and older Harmony 890. for the various setups we have.
In all cases, the RF base station would be housed in your equipment cabinet, and you would use stick-on IR emitters onto the individual pieces of gear. You would also have to cover the glass. All of the above, except for the iRule/iTach, would also allow you to blast IR from the remote itself to control your TV. In the case of the iRule/iTach, you would either have to run an IR emitter extension up to the tv ( inexpensive 1/8" headphone extension cable ), or, purchase a 2nd iTach for the TV.
With HDMI, for a run that length you should use a good cable, preferably 22AWG. Also, if you only need 35', get a 35' cable rather than a 50' cable. Monoprice has good quality 22AWG cables for under $40 for 35'.
Hope this helps,