Ernest has been complaining for a couple days that his remote control does not work if he points it straight at the TV. It only works if he points it up at the ceiling. It didn't do that when he first got the TV.
So I said, figure it out yourself or ask your dad. (Because the Handy Husband repaired a remote recently, so he is the go-to-guy for that kind of stuff. I just pay the bills, cook the food, do the laundry, parent the children, and run the house. The electronic gadgets are not my department.)
This evening, Ernest figured out the problem. "There was a box in front of the TV." A box? The TV is up on a shelf, how could a box be in front of it? "It was the xBox360 hard drive." Oh. That's not really a box. That's a thingie less than an inch high, but apparently just high enough to block the remote sensor. And why wasn't it IN the xBox360 where it BELONGED????
I just have to compliment the remote control on being able to bounce the signal off the ceiling at an angle and back to the TV.