Poll: Apple remote range?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by balamw, Jan 21, 2007.

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How far away from our Mac/iPod dock does your Apple remote work?

Poll closed Jan 24, 2007.
  1. Works great from more than 12 feet (4m) away.

    9 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Marginal around 9 feet (3m) away.

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. No more than 6 feet (2m) away

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Gotta hold it right up to the sensor.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Remote? Don't have one!

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  1. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #1
    OK. I'm looking forward to my :apple:TV, but I'm beginning to be concerned about the Apple remote's range. My iMac is hooked up o my HDTV and I occasionally use Front Row with the remote, but the range sucks.

    When sitting on the sofa ~9 feet away from the Mac, I still have to reach out my arm with the remote and point directly at the Apple on the iMac to get it to work with marginal consistency.

    What's the effective range of your Apple remote? Use the Poll to answer.

    B
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    #2
    Well mine works well 12 feet and nothing wrong with it. :D
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

    phungy

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    FL/NY/TX
    #3
    Just tested it at 12 feet. It registered 90% of the time so I'd say you're good.
     
  4. balamw thread starter Moderator

    balamw

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    Location:
    New England
    #4
    Well then something must be wrong with either my remote or my iMac, 'cause it don't work at all from 12 feet. :( Maybe I'll take it to the Apple store next weekend.

    I did have a bit of fun with Darwiin Remote earlier today which had me wondering why Apple didn't just do a Bluetooth remote.

    Does anyone else (besides Nintendo) make a BT remote that'll work with the Mac.

    B
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    Jun 10, 2006
    #5
    The corner of my room is about 12 ft away and it works fine.
     

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