I dont even know if its a word, but I may be experiencing it. When I ordered my "Spad" , I wasnt to sure about the whole tablet ownership deal, and I like to take care of my gadgets, so I justified to myself an additional 26$ for a "body wrap" sticker/protection kit with pieces to cover the sides, back, and screen because I read that somebody gouged the screen somehow somewhere. Put the stuff on, looks great, (black carbon-fiber look) hides the weird silver stripe across the back of the device, BUT........ No opening for the IR on the fat side. Tried changing channels , nothing, volume, nothing, with some of the other issues Ive had with tethering I thought it was a device problem at first. So in removing the blockage, it stretched the piece so its wasted. Bummer. I am in contact with the company that made it and they are usually very good about handling this stuff so we shall see. Remote works fine. Anybody start downloading their free 100 songs from Sony music pass? Does sony have enough different web portals?