Can you xfer data with the new iMac FrontRow remote IR port?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Danksi, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Not sure whether this has been asked about before now.

    I was sifting through some of my IT junk and spotted a USB IR data dongle, which I've used in the past as an IR data xfer port on a desktop...

    ... so it dawned on me. Does the IR on the new iMac act like a data port, as well as receiver for the FrontRow remote?

    If so, that would prove useful for syncing mobile phones, that don't have Bluetooh. If not, definately a missed opportunity.
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    I think it's the camera that's the receptor, and it does not include any transmitter. IR is slow and unreliable anyway.
     
  3. Danksi thread starter macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    According to the user-guide the IR receiver is hidden behind the Apple logo. Agreed IR is slow, but still useful for mobile phones and/or laptops without the neccessary data xfer cables.

    If I ever need an IR port for data Xfer, hopefully the USB dongle will work on the Mac.
     

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