Infrared Receiver - Alternate uses?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cys920622, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. cys920622 macrumors member

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    I don't think the IR receiver at the front of my MBP will be used, seeing as I'm not looking into buying an apple remote anytime soon. However, I was wondering if there was any software out there that would let me use it with other devices.

    One specific thing i was wondering was if there was any way of accessing the IR receiver in boot camp Windows 7 to receive signals from an Xbox 360 controller (without the USB receiver attachment sold by MS)
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Mira lets you use it with other applications.
     
  3. WisdomWolf macrumors regular

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    Xbox 360 controllers don't use IR, unless you are referring to the media center remote, so you would still need the USB dongle.

    Apple remotes are $5 on eBay and super useful when paired with XBMC/PLEX and mDP->HDMI adapter. It makes for the perfect portable media center.
     
  4. callum1500 macrumors newbie

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    Actually Xbox controllers do use IR, I am trying to get mine to hook up to the receiver on the front of my :apple: MBP, however PS3 ones use bluetooth, and a fully compatible with OSX (not sure about Win7)
     

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