Ok.. An annoying issue. I have an old iPod HiFi boombox (with white Apple remote) in my living room, with my newly purchased Apple TV (with silver remote).
Everytime I press a button on the Apple TV silver remote, my iPod Hifi gets the signal and responds. I've noticed that the white remote also controls the Apple TV. This is extremely annoying, as it means I can't have both devices in the same room with the remotes interferring with each other, unless I cover the IR ports.
Per some Google searchs, I tried the suggestion of pairing each remote individually to each device. I paired the white remote to the iPod Hifi (Menu + FF, Apple TV turned off). Then I paired the silver remote to the Apple TV via the Settings menu (iPod Hifi unplugged).
Problem is.. The remotes still control both devices!!!! What the ****!
Apple, anyone, what can be done? I'd rather not have to resort to using my iPhone as a remote or have to buy a universal remote.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Anything that I'm doing wrong?
Yes that's quite normal. It's indicating it's receiving a signal but not the right one.
If you think about it outside of your specific situation, it's a somewhat necessary feature.
Suppose for example you have 2 Apple TV's in different rooms, you pair the remotes and then mix them up. It's better that the wrong remote causes the Apple TV status light to flash 3 times rather than not all, or you may end up believing something is faulty rather than just receiving a signal from the wrong remote.