Oh my god.. is this true??!?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by amelsen, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. amelsen macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Alright.. I'm a total Mac lover, but mac newbie.. I really dont that much about them, but just ordered a 24" iMac...

    Then I stumpled across this:


    Will I actually get a REMOTE CONTROL for my iMac along with it when I buy it??

    Also.. I found a media center application called Plex... would I be able to control that with the remote control as well?!?
  2. VulnoX macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    If it does, it doesn't seem like mine did. It was an option in the build page for another $20, so I doubt it.

    And yes, Plex is the best thing and can be controlled by the remote, to an extent. The remote isn't that special.

    A Harmony remote would be a lot better (its what I use), or the Logitech DiNovo for Mac's. Amazing Keyboard (also have that).
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    No – they used to come bundled with certain Macs but now you have to buy one separately if you want one.

    I assume you're in the States – they're $19 there.
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I don't believe so, as it does not say it is included in "what's in the box" part of the iMac page, if the Remote was included they would have mentioned it. They stopped included the Apple Remote with recent Macs. Neither my MacBook pro or my MacBook Air came with remotes. Although both of my previous MacBook Pros did come with remotes.
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    As others have indicated, it is optional
    You can check it out from the online store


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  6. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
    You used to get the remote, but you don't anymore. However, you still have the built in remote receiver, so you can still buy the remote for 19 bucks and it will work out of the box.
  7. FoxHoundADAM macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    Keep in mind that your iPhone can be used as a remote for iTunes, should you have an iPhone that is.
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Can get an Apple remote on eBay for about $10.
  9. rjp macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    Well there were remotes in the refurbished imacs I bought last week.
  10. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    If the original iMac came with the remote, the refurbished unit will also have one as well.
  11. amelsen thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Which harmony remote would you recommend? Also.. can you get that for something other than infrared.. say bluetooth?

    The reason I'm asking is that I plan on attaching a mini-dvi to hdmi and plug the iMac to our large flatscreen as well... They are fairly close, but if I'm lying in the couch, I would be able to aim the remote at the iMac because it's behind a wall... here Bluetooth would help, but I'm not sure that works with the iMac?

    Can anyone perhaps elaborate on that?
  12. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2008
    I had the harmony 550. Nice little remote, only problem is they seem to last about 2 years. I had one and a friend had one and both of ours died around the same time. Mind you they both got extensive use and I really did enjoy it so much in that time that I did not feel ripped off at all. I will probably end up picking one up again at some point.
    As for the walls being in the way, there are ir blasters I believe they are called that are RF controlled modules that you put wherever the receiver is and it blasts out the infrared signal. Google it you should find something to suit your needs.
  13. VulnoX macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    I think Logitech has a BT remote now, but its uber expensive. My Harmony Xbox 360 Remote works all the way across the room, even with other stuff between it. Depending on the wall, it may still work. But in that case your best bet is a keyboard like the Logitech DiNovo Mac Edition. It is Bluetooth, rechargeable, and has a mouse trackpad built into it. Awesome range, an amazing keyboard.

    Logitech Harmony One, or an 880 are still one of the best things you can buy for your home entertainment system though.

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