I know this topic has been discussed before, but I still would very much like to have a remote with actual hard buttons. Until that time the wife acceptance factor is going to be zero. I read the thread about the launchport device with buttons. It was almost what I needed. If it had a few (2 or 3) more buttons, wasn’t so expensive, and was still a product it would do the job. I understand I can interface game controllers but they just have a bunch of buttons with cryptic icons that would have no relation to channel up/down, volume up/down etc. I would like to purchase an actual universal IR remote and have it control my roomie / simple control devices - just the TV and audio would suffice. I have an ISY 994ir in the system so it could conceivably receive the IR codes and then process them. Has anyone had any experience in getting something like this working? Does anyone have any other suggestions?