LOS for a TV!
> arguments about line of sight have never cut much ice with users who can generally see the television they want to control
I have plenty of TV related bumph that I would love to hide in a cupboard (well the other 1/2 would love me to hide it) that I don't need to see. DVD player, BlueRay, Hi-Fi/Surround sound system, 2 set-top boxes... The only thing I need to see is the screen but I need to fire a remote at a billion things!
One great thing about MythTV is that I can use my phone to do the remote and I would think that making it so that your phone, fondel slab or similar can control all your AV kit would be an obvious choice. Most manufactures don't sell their kit based on how great their remote is after all so getting them to play nice and not each fork out more money making a remote I will loose down the sofa* should be easy right?
Black Hawk beacse it always looks a bit like a laser hitting a skull to me and we should not have lasers in our remotes.
*I still have not found the Virgin set top box remote after I moved house 4 months ago... the buttons on the box work well enough on the odd times I need to watch free virgin over Freeview.