sort of, maybe, but probably not. if you are all apple tv'ed out i think you can use ipads or iphones as remote controls - i use the "remote" app on my iphone to play music on iTunes streamed through AirPlay to my hifi. It works OK, but there is definitely a time lag. It is neat, but the lag would be super annoying if i were changing TV channels. There are also apps from the cable companies that allow you to control your DVR through the web but I think you have to have your cable box networked and i think the lag there is even worse. you wouldn't be able to easily control your TV, its internal switching, any receiver switching very readily though.