Just received this from LetsAutomate.com – “we’re pleased to announce we have a deal with the manufacturer of Red Eye to exclusively sell their product.
Until now it had been impossible to use third party remote controls with these cable boxes (there is one make that will work, but the range is very limited). The Red-Eye sticks to the front of the cable box’s infra-red receive window, and is powered by a socket on the back of the box. It receive’s RC6 infra-red codes, translates them to IrDA and then sends the IrDA signal to the cable box…. Using the Red Eye allows you to additionally use standard video and infra-red senders, allowing control of the cable box from another room.