I am playing with a cheap Android box on which I have installed Kodi. Initially I had it next to my computer. Now it is next to the TV and I have discovered that the IR beam won't quite reach from the couch position. I have to get up to get a response from the device.
Is there any way to improve this? The distance is only about three meters. The remote only barely doesn't cover it. I programmed it into the Harmony, which has a better signal, but some of the commands don't work well. I have also tried an air mouse, but control is poor.
Could the IR LED be replaced or some other trick performed to get a stronger beam? I have an IR extender but there is no sensible location in the room for placing it.