Just got a starmate 5 and i noticed the remote will not work unless it is pointed right at the unit. i have in our other car a pioneer cd deck with remote where the remote signal will be picked up as long as it is pointed in the general direction of the deck. with the starmate the remote must be pointed right at the radio and even then it is hard to work.
could it be weak batteries or does anyone else have this problem?
I haven't heard too much of this issue. It is possible that the one you got has a week battery, causing the IR LED on the remote not to flash its patterns as well as it should to the receiver. Maybe replacing the battery would help. If it doesn't, the remote may have a weak IR LED, but I kind of doubt that.