Remote/IR for G4 Mac mini

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  1. macrumors member

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    I was planning to use my Mac mini in my living room and wanted to know what the best/cheapest remote control sensor was. I have a Logitech 880 universal remote and want to use that (can I?), but I guess I would just need something to send the signal to. Can I just get the IR sensor?
     
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    I use my mac mini for the same thing (g4). However i'm using the apple remote coupled with a manta tr1 receiver + mira software ($25 US total). Works like a charm! Have a look www.twistedmelon.com.
     
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    So the twistedmelon solution looked good but I was indecisive and waited and the summer sale ended and the prices went up. There has to be a cheaper solution... Is there anything else I could use?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Any luck?

    Hi,

    I was curious - did you find a solution to this?

    I was looking at a similar setup - and don't have an IR receiver. Would be good to know if you found a cheaper/better solution.

    Thanks
     
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    Cheaper than $33?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Yeah - plus the IR transceiver is out of stock at twistedmelon.com. Personally I'd just like to buy an IR transceiver and use an existing remote...
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Just curious and looking for more details...what exactly are you going to be using the G4 Mini with the remote and IR transceiver for? I have a G4 Mini, upgrading to a Macbook Pro, and am trying to figure out what I want to do with the Mini other that using it as a desktop file server.

    Thanks...
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Front Row + DVD Player. Have hooked it to a Samsung 226BW. Used for some browsing and watching movies.... Need the remote to handle Front Row. Also have some thoughts on exploring if I can run Asterisk on it.
     
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    I use the Griffin Airclick USB (it must be the USB for use on a Mac). Don't confuse it with the iPod Airclick.

    Anyway, I bought mine at the Applestore, but you can get them for a bit cheaper on Ebay. It comes with a 5 button remote and the newest software runs Front Row perfectly. I'm very happy with it.
     

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