I held off as long as I could, but can't help myself, I must reply!
As far as IR receivers, I and two other users have posted problems they had with Channel Vision receivers. AA and Channel Vision have shown an outstanding level of commitment to resolve the problems, but I would not feel comfortable purchasing Channel Vision receivers at this point if I wanted them to work right out of the box. There was a problem with the firmware and Channel Vision knows how to fix it, but as far as I know, they have done nothing to try to identify and remove the defective units from the sales distribution channel. The 3 of us who posted problems with the Channel Vision receivers have all purchased them from different online stores. It is really too bad because I preferred the "look" of the Channel Vision receivers as well as the lower price.
I also found it "interesting" that Trent only mentioned xantech and niles!