New ATV Remote Drives Our MacBooks Crazy

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by eeboarder, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. eeboarder macrumors member


    Jul 29, 2005
    I just got a new ATV, and my wife and I both have MacBook Pros. Using the remote with the ATV causes our notebooks to start up frontrow. Is there any way to disable the IR reciever on our computers so the remote won't affect us?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    You need to pair the remote with your ATV. It's in the ATV's settings, I think.
  3. ruud macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2004
    Pair the macbooks with their respective remotes so they won't listen to other apple remotes (like the appletv one).

    - Ruud
  4. macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Or, instead of pairing, you could disable the feature entirely on the MacBook.

    I personally don't use the remote with my MacBook and have done this...

    You go to System Pref > Security and on the bottom of the first tab ("General") there is an option "Disable remote control infrared receiver." Check it. Or...if you'd like to pair it, click on the "Pair" button.

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