For 4+ years our remote worked fine from 15 feet away from the Roku Stick, which is plugged into a HDMI plug on the back of the TV. Then about 3 weeks ago some of the buttons stopped working, unless I got within 5 feet of the TV. So I downloaded all the instructions to do an update, reset and pair the remote. Did all of those things, did not resolve the issue. So I hooked up a HDMI cable and moved the stick so it hangs down under the TV and now most of the buttons work some of the time. Back works about half the time, Home works half the time, Pause works all the time. I am thinking that the money spent 4 years ago was not much, and maybe just better to move on and upgrade to Roku Ultra? Great product, but this is driving me nuts. Any suggestions other than using the remote and stick as clay pigeons?