The reason as to why I am writing this post is because I saw someone looking for an STBs (set top box) remote controller with no success. Another question how many buttons does your decoder have? Most of features on some electronics are usually accessed through the remote control and not the Electronic device itself. A very good example is the dstv or Gotv decoder. So this is how you take care of your precious remote control
The Digital set top boxes vendors should stock more remote controls because if yours gets damaged you will be stuck with only the buttons on the decoder and not all decoders have the essential buttons.
What are the essential buttons? These are Volume up and down, channel up and down and the standby button. If you are lucky then a menu button will be a remote control loss saver.