Anyone else find that the ambient light sensor in the Slide Remote is WAY too sensitive? Ours does not illuminate in anything other than a near pitch dark room. Even the glow from a laptop screen a foot or two away is enough to inhibit the backlight. This renders the backlight feature pretty useless in all but the darkest situations.
I called support and they are sending me another remote, but I was not able to determine over the phone whether this behavior is normal or not.
What would help would be if there was a way to inhibit the light sensor. I did some experimentation and it seems the sensor looks through the Tivo button, so putting a piece of tape over it won't work.
I would simply pull it apart and disable the sensor but it looks like taking the top half apart might damage the case and it is brand new......