reply to alan92rttt
Re: ultra tv remote - usage angle/distance. I normally sit to the right of the player. Changing the position of the player so it point slightly in my direction. This move has fixed 99% of the usage issues.
The remaining issue is with the search function. It can take minutes once search has been opened for it to pay any attention to the remote for spelling the title. I can exit search but entering a title gets no response for a long time. I tried the remote from a foot from the unit no change. The front panel control were fully usable and I was able to program a show with them while the remote was useless.