Originally Posted by Rebel702
Some alternatives. Check w/ your satellite company about an RF (radio freq) remote. My Directv remote is switchable from IR to RF. Also, you could install an IR receiving eye (looks like a small LED) into the cabinet to feed the receiver. Available at Radio Shack.
I have Dish Network and I will check with them on the RF remote. I assume the RF will transmit through wood.
As far as the IR eye, I'm not very electronics savvy and would not know what connects to what and or where to begin.