I have had my Apple TV 2 for a few years now since launch. Recently the aluminum remote stopped working. I replaced the battery and it still doesn't work. I tried unpairing it and repairing it to no avail. I noticed it would sometimes work once in awhile when it wanted to and now it is not working at all. I had to really press the buttons hard and multiple times to get it to respond. I picked up a replacement remote and it works great like it should. Anyone else have this issue? Would you call it a bad remote?