All you need to do is to mix up a batch of a good strong epoxy adhesive and glue the remote to the TV. This way you will always know where the remote is when you want to switch channels and it prevents anyone from walking off with it and leaving it where it can't be found.
The more technically minded of you may have noticed a flaw with this : The Infra-red signal from the remote has to be received by the sensor on the front of the TV. Fear not - Because the infra red beam travels in straight lines and will reflect off objects you can adjust the angle before you glue the remote and should be able to find a point where the beam finds a path to the TV sensor. (This may require the repositioning of chairs, tables, TV, etc in the room.) Chindogu all the way.