Apple remote control question...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by flinch13, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. flinch13 macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2004

    I've been thinking about this for a little while, and I'd like a second opinion. When front row comes out for computers other than the iMac (I refuse to believe it won't; it doesn't make any sense), will it be possible to control it without the use of an iSight camera? I know my computer doesn't have an IR receiver, but the new iPod dock most certainly does. Perhaps it may be able to function as one for a mac when an iPod isn't connected? I'd really like to know more about this, as my remote and dock will be coming soon. If that extra functionality is built-in, I'm quite pleased.

    Sorry if this has been talked about before. I've been looking for a thread to discuss this in for a while, but I haven't been able to find one.


  2. Gherkin macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    I assume they will make a bluetooth remote if they will bring it to other computers.
  3. tom_s macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2005
    I don't know what Apple is going to do (IR-dongle? probably not), but you can set keys to use FrontRow. This way almost every 3rd-party remote (e.g. Keyspan or even your BT cellphone) can be used.

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