Do Remote Controls Work Thru Frosted Glass?

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Q - I am thinking of creating a long floating credenza like the one you just featured in your article on creative storage.  If you have the DVR and other components in the cabinets, do remote controls typically work through frosted glass, or would it need to be opened? If the cabinet would need to be opened to access the components, which would make more sense, orienting the opening at the top (to fold down) or at the bottom?  And finally, do these Ikea cabinets stay open on their own? I'm also open to any other ideas for a long credenza that's cost effective.  The wall is 20+ feet long and there would be a 42" flat screen on the left side of it.  Our walls are Superwhite and we have oak floors.

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Editor - Typical TV/Audio component remotes normally function fine thru frosted glass. IR glass does impede IR remotes somewhat, but from our experience , angling your remote helps the function command being recognized.

In cases where the IR remote is not working consistently or at all, consider using a remote control extender, which converts IR remote into RF and eliminates the need for line of sight use. It's a whole lot better than keeping cabinets open when what we think you want is a sleek modern look to your floating storage media unit.

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