We just bough a house (yay!) and I am trying to find the best way to do the DVD and VCR, etc. The house has a fireplace and the previous owners had the tv above it. To conceal all the wires and components they had a hole in the wall that they strung all the wires for DVD, cable box etc, then the actual boxes sat on the other side of the wall on a shelf (in the laundry room). Obviously they had some sort of device that communicated with the boxes, so that using the remote in the living room actually changed the channel or hit play/pause/etc on the box in the other room. What sort of device might this have been, and where would I find one?