Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong place. I've tried using the IR port as a universal remote and found (just like everyon else oddly enough) that it only works from about a meter away and if it's angled exactly right. When I get my XDA back from the shop (cracked LCD €200 - ouch !) I'm going to try putting in an LED from a cheap IR RC car. I was also thinking of taking off the red plastic cover and putting in some kind of parabolic mirrory thingy. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or has tried something similar and had any success/failures ? Is it likely that the IR port will still work for transmitting to laptops etc ?