First, hello, I'm a newcomer. I'm afraid I'm the opposite of technically savvy, so let me apologise in advance for the probable naivety of my questions. I have a Denon 500 and am experiencing a couple of problems. - First, and most importantly, the remote control isn't working. The small red transmission indicator is almost permanently on - instead of only coming on when a key is pressed, it only goes off when a key is pressed. Sometimes if left alone for a while the light does go off, but as soon as I start to use it the light is permanently on again. Meantime the remote has no effect. Is this a sign of a seriously damaged remote, or am I missing some easy fix? - second, (once the remote is fixed!!) I would like to be able to connect my iPod to the system. I just can't see where to plug it in on the system. I've tried the two Video 1 inputs but nothing happens. Again, am I missing something obvious? Thanks in advance for any help.