10826 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2008 5:06 AM by Paul Don
If you use separate remotes you can pair each one to each device - This means that the device will only work with the specific remote with which it is paired.
However, if you're just using a remote for the AppleTV the this doesn't really help you as the remote can still be used to control other devices (like a Macbook).
Pair with computer: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1619
Pair with Apple TV: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1555
I would probably leave the infrared port turned off on the Macbook - Do you need it for anything else?
Hello, the Macbook does have an IR reciever but not an IR transmitter - The port is there for accepting input from the Mac Remote (I can't guarantee this 100%). It's would also need to be IrDA compliant, which it's not.
Also, I would have thought the IR port on the Macbook is on the wrong side to be useful as a remote?
Additionally, the range on IR ports on laptops is probably too short to be used as a remote - Maximum range of around 6 feet?
Sorry, it looks like it's back to the old remote.