Remotes with ACD and Front Row

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Hannibales, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Hannibales macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Hi guys,

    I'm looking at getting a Mac Pro with an ACD and some sort of Digital TV tuner. Is it possible to use an IR remote through one of these systems (elgato and the like) to operate Front Row? I know the Mac Pro doesn't come with Front Row but I thought I'd install it as I'm hoping to use the system as the basis of an audio/visual centre. Would I need to use the Apple remote? Are there any 3rd party IR receivers that could be used to pick up the signal? Would Front Row work with a Bluetooth controller? What's the likelyhood of the next-gen ACDs containing an IR receiver? I'm not in that much of a hurry to get anything, so could wait for a bit.

  2. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    how would you get front row on a machine it didn't come with?;)
  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    online there is a way to get frin row running, through front row runner. i havnt tried the remote but frint row workesgreat had it on my g4 mini dont use it anymore i have a macbook.
  4. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
  5. tektonnic macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Bucks, UK
    You could use the Griffin AirClick, I sue it to control all sorts of things on ym mac, its support front row, not too sure whether its ok for eyetv though.

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