Check out the newly updated list of OFA remotes and see if anything strikes your fancy. UEI still has some pretty good models in the lineup, especially the Xsights (12, 15 or 18 device), OARUSB04G and Inteset INT-422 (8 device with JP1 cable, 4 device otherwise).
My tin foil fixes have never lasted more than a few months. It's a losing battle.[Link: hifi-remote.com]