Advertisements I got a new 3TB Bolt Vox in the other day... love it! And I really like the remote, but I cannot for the life of me, get it to control the volume on my old Bose Lifestyle AV35 system... the old Bose remote has seen it's better days, so no, I don't want to use it for everything anymore anyway. Bose tech support tells me that although the factory remote is RF, this system will - by default receive IR commands from any "compatible" universal remote... there is not option in the Bose menu to turn IR on or off... they said it should just WORK, without connecting an IR emitter or anything... but I have tried the Bose AV codes listed for the Bolt, as well as the 1999+volume up every 2 seconds (for over 40 minutes) trying to get it to respond... no luck!!! NEITHER could I get an old DirecTV remote to control the Bose with it's codes! I thought surely, as long as DirecTV had been around, that one should work (thinking that the Bolt may not be compatible with an 8 year old Bose)... soooo, either the IR is just broken on this Bose, OR Bose support is telling me wrong, OR the vox remote is just not compatible (neither is the DirecTV remote).... question is, will the TiVo Slide Pro Remote for TiVo BOLT DVR remote work with the Bose V35? or will I have to try something like a Harmony remote (which I expect is not as "Tivo Friendly", or an expensive IR to serial converter - before I consider throwing this Bose in the garbage and getting a darn Sony receiver and replacing all my speakers as a last resort??!! Help!