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Hi there,

As stated in the title, I'd like to use the infrared capability of my iMac Intel slate-shaped computer to communicate.

Is there a way to do that?


Probably not. The iMacs only have IR recievers for the remote. If they had transmitters, you might be able to do something uesful. As it stands, the best you could hope to accomplish would be to print to the iMac.

By the way, I didn't intend to send anything from the Mac but rather TO the Mac.

Any idea?

The IR receiver is seen to the OS as a HID class device, that is, not IrDA or similar. So, you'll have to teach your HP to talk the apple remote language. I doubt the receiver hardware is capable of doing IrDA even with the right drivers. If you're using a 49g+/50g, we know the range of the IR is only a couple inches, so what's the point?


Edited: 26 Mar 2007, 1:36 a.m. after one or more responses were posted

Well, I thought it'd be closer to a PDA behaviour.

I think I'll give on this one...