Apple TV Remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by baconroll, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. baconroll macrumors member

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    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
     
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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  3. OllyW Moderator

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    You can pair or block the remote to your iMac in System Preferences/Security.
     
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  5. wodeh macrumors regular

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    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 :)
     
  6. chriso89 macrumors regular

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    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
     
  7. baconroll thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  8. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     

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