Sorry Wil, I guess I qualify as "well meaning" but certainly not an expert on that new remote anyway which I don't have and couldn't even find good closeup pictures of. It is possible that Tivo did use some type of ultrasonic "welding" to finish the casing. If they did that, then drilling might be your ownly hope, but somehow I doubt it. If they weren't so pricey, I would be tempted to buy one just to experiment on. Anyway, good luck.