Upon further digging this is fast turning into a bug report.
After starting from a blank initialized template I am not experiencing this odd behavior. So problem solved.
But you may want to analyze whats going on in the Remote Control template linked.
This template just like many others I created has this odd bug.
So for ages I stayed away from those 3 controls but at least you may be able to get to the bottom of this bug and now I know how to avoid it.