"stratcat96" wrote:I see. Well, in my case it makes no difference as the Roku is right in front of my coffee table and my IR universal is very powerful. In fact, I can bounce off the wall behind me and still control everything when the batteries are fresh. The best the OP will be able to do is put good batteries in his remote OR use a universal with less consumption."StellarRat" wrote:"stratcat96" wrote:Are you sure about that? My IR universal remote is operating the Roku just fine. RF remotes aren't nearly as common as IR remotes.
the remote is RF, an RF transmitter uses lots of juice.
the Roku 2 units have receivers for both RF and IR. The Roku 2's remote does not need to be used line of sight either. An IR remote, including previous Roku model remotes will operate it, but a R2 remote will not operate any previous generation Roku.
"senorgregster" wrote:and they're cheap and usually half dead when you get them. That's called cost cutting.
Own up, how much Angry Birds are you playing?
Before buying expensive batteries I would try regular Duracells. The ones that shipped with the remote are likely cheap nasties. I usually discard those as cheap batteries are prone to leaking in my experience.