Try a fresh set of batteries, the backlighting on the remote eats them up pretty fast. I got less than a month out of my first set. Download the manual for the remote from NAD's website, will show you how to turn off the lighting or set the time it remains on in seconds up to 9 or 10. With the light off, I'm getting 6 plus months out of the batteries. Other than that, the remote is great.