Originally Posted by meli
When you hold the unit facing the wrong direction, with the notch resting on your forefinger, your thumb is positioned near the Enter button. It's the same if you're holding it the wrong or correct direction. So that leaves solely the weight of the batteries to differentiate. I think that's too subtle. After the second cocktail it's pretty much useless.
Nah! About the third time you have to pick it up off the floor, you'll realize it was the wrong way around to begin with.
Anyway, if you hold it the wrong way around, but with that notch in place on your forefinger, your thumb is NOT at the Enter button. It's between Up Arrow and the front of the remote.
By the way, there's another, differently shaped notch at the top of the battery compartment. That too is a guide. Put that on your forefinger and your thumb is positioned at the Play button.
These two notches are different in feel, and can also be used to confirm, by touch, that you are holding the remote the right way around. For example, if you are holding the remote the wrong way around, but have the long notch on your forefinger, there IS NO 2nd notch towards your palm. It is in the other direction -- towards the battery compartment. I.e., the end you are about to drop on your toe.
Or get a new OPPO UDP-203. It has a motion sensitive remote -- no need to press a button to get it to light up.