Remotes with ACD and Front Row

Hannibales

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 22, 2006
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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.

Cheers,
Hannibales
 

wmmk

macrumors 68020
Mar 28, 2006
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The Library.
Hannibales said:
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.

Cheers,
Hannibales
how would you get front row on a machine it didn't come with?;)
 

fivetoadsloth

macrumors 65816
Aug 15, 2006
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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.
 

tektonnic

macrumors 6502
Mar 6, 2006
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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.