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Oct 9, 2010, 01:48 PM
Hi - I just purchased the new Apple TV which is great. I have a problem though. My iMac is situated near the apple TV and every time I use the Apple TV remote, it operates my Mac at the same time. I have unpaired the remote from ATV and re-paired it, but it still operates my mac as well. Any suggestions please? Thanks

Mr Kram
Oct 9, 2010, 01:50 PM
turn off the ir sensor on the imac.

Oct 9, 2010, 01:53 PM
You can pair or block the remote to your iMac in System Preferences/Security.

Oct 9, 2010, 01:54 PM
or pair it to the apple tv

Oct 9, 2010, 02:11 PM
On iMac: System preferences -> security -> disable remote control infrared receiver

pairing your remote to the Apple TV will still result in it controlling other devices. It's fun for a few minutes if its not your mac though :)

Oct 9, 2010, 02:41 PM
not if you have paird the macbook with another control:)

question. what do you do if your apple tv remote dosent work anymore? buying a new apple remote wil not work if the old remote is paired with apple tv. wh

Oct 9, 2010, 05:08 PM
Got it working thanks.

Paired my Mac remote only with the Mac and now the ATV remote only works with ATV. Thanks for all your help.

Oct 9, 2010, 06:19 PM
As a last gen AppleTV owner I must say I really dislike the new remote.
It looks so much nicer then the little white one but I can't tell you how many times I press select when I meant left or right.