I am a Home Theater Professional who has programmed hundreds of Pronto's and other universal remote controls and installed hundreds of systems. Don't walk, RUN AWAY from Bose systems of all varieties. Their sound quality is inferior and value for the money is sub par. There are many other speaker systems that are low profile but deliver much better sonic performance. Now, for the poor people that already have a Bose system that incorporates the RF remote system, I do have a solution to upgrade your sound and make it IR compatible. Since most of these systems are analog and do not process digital audio, buy a new digital AV receiver and use it in conjunction with the Lifestyle system. Hook up the 5 Bose speakers directly to the new AV receiver and hook up the subwoofer output from the receiver to an input on the Bose Lifestyle system. The remote volume control for the Bose system becomes your subwoofer volume and the new AV receiver volume is the master volume control. This allows IR remote switching and volume control along with Dolby Digital sound processing from DVD's and HDTV.