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I've got a MacBook running OS X 10.5 and an Apple TV sitting next to each other. The remote for the Apple TV is being picked up by the MacBook. I want it to only control the Apple TV.

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OS X 10.5: Go to Security in System Preferences.app, then select Disable remote control infrared receiver at the bottom.

newer versions of OS X: Go to Security and Privacy in System Preferences.app, then click on Advanced at the bottom and select Disable remote control infrared receiver.

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