If that is your only reason for upgrading I have another suggestion. I have all of my components in the basement and my tv on the living room wall. I use an old school Logitech 550 (IR not RF). What you need is an IR repeater (about $16) [monoprice.com]
- mine works very well.
I hope I caught you before you dropped $100+!
u can use an IR repeater but you still have to have the receiving sensor visible since IR is line of sight.
or if ur components are not in line of sight (mine are behind me) then u have to point the remote in that direct for it to work.
if you want it totally hidden or if u have components that are not in ur line of sight then u have to go RF.