What's up with the positioning of my TV's remote sensor?

On my relatively new wide-screen TV, the sensor for the remote control seems to be in the very bottom right-hand corner, so if that lower part of the TV gets even a little bit covered up, the remote doesn’t work.

What’s up with this? why not put the sensor in the center or at the top?

What makes you think there’s a “reason” for this? It’s just bad design.

It’s at the bottom for ours, too. There should be a clear shot, but we keep tallish salt and pepper shakers on the coffee table, and they’re right in between the remote and the sensor. One has to hold the remote way above one’s head, aimed downwards, to avoid the obstacle.