2 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 1:46 AM by drsachin
drsachin Level 1 Level 1

The retina macbookpro lacks the IR receiver. However, it does have something optic in the headphone port... Can we use this as a IR receiver with products similar to this one http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/infrared-receiver-extender-cable.html so that we can use the Apple TV remote with it?


MacBook Pro with Retina display
Solved by mende1 on May 4, 2013 9:13 PM Solved

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That receiver is designed for HD DVRs, not for PCs and Macs. However, I think that you won't be able to use the Apple Remote even with an external IR receiver because you can only pair the Apple Remote from System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Advanced. If you go there, you will check that the MacBook Pro with Retina display hasn't got an option to pair a Remote

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
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    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    That receiver is designed for HD DVRs, not for PCs and Macs. However, I think that you won't be able to use the Apple Remote even with an external IR receiver because you can only pair the Apple Remote from System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Advanced. If you go there, you will check that the MacBook Pro with Retina display hasn't got an option to pair a Remote

  • drsachin Level 1 Level 1

    What about using it with a USB IR transmitter? Can we pair that way?