Great info here, just a few questions...
Any recommendations on where/what IR Receiver to get? I haven't picked one up yet and the google search results is a hodge podge of hardware.
Is it possible to program the Verizon FiOS remote I have to work with whatever IR Receiver I get? I would think if it the Receiver recognizes the signal for the remote then it's just a matter of having Boxee/middleware interpret them correctly.