If I HIDE My Cable Box, Will the Remote Control Work? This may be our #1 most Frequently Asked Question. We can't speak for all when we say your remote will work, however it DOES work in the majority of setups. We suggest that you test your setup to be sure. Worst case, you can purchase an IR Extender / Booster for as low as $10.
Why does it work? Many cable boxes use IR / Infrared which is a strong signal that can bounce off of walls, like a laser pointer. Line of sight is not required as long as there are semi-reflective surfaces (i.e. walls) near the cable box. This helps to explain why your remote signal won't travel through your cabinet door or around a corner yet it will work with your cable box hidden behind the TV. Check out these simple explanations we found on Yahoo and in a Physics Forum.
Read the Customer Reviews below that specifically mention Remote Functionality in our cable box mounts. Once you know the dimensions of your device, choose the right mount for you here.