Use iPod Dock + Apple Remote To Control Front Row?

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Simple question:

I have an iPod dock with IR sensor.

I have an Apple Remote.

I have an older Mac with Frontrow installed.

Is there a way to use the iPod dock as the IR receiver with FR? If not, can I use one a 3rd party remote to make FR run?

I ask because this machine is going to become, in the near future, my media machine and television.


  • Reply 1 of 3
    I dont think that the cable that hooks into the back of your apple uni. dock even knows there is a an IR receiver, I think it splits off the ipod plug into two (the IR and the Power/Computer Connector)
  • Reply 2 of 3
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    i personally use salling clicker and my bluetooth phone to control frontrow on an old ibook g4.

    so, yes... 3rd party options do exist.

    keyspan makes a remote that would probably work.

    google around.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    Thanks, folks. That seems to be the consensus.... Looks like I'll either put my old T610 to service or pick up the Keyspan, which Amazon has for $30
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