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TV tuner/IR cable

I have a brand new Gateway GM5664. I've connected my cable to the tower. I then went into TV setup. The computer found the cable connection, but then said I needed an IR cable. Maybe it's just me, but I don't see any other cable or boxes to connect. What exactly is an IR cable, was it supposed to come with the computer and how can I get the TV connection to work? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    i just want to know what is the need of an IR cable... for what do we need it

  • tgrigg Mar 11, 2009

    I have TV reception through a "set-top" box. When I go in to set up the guide for satellite it tells me I need to connect the IR cable. I have it, it came with the computer but can't figure out where to hook it up or what it's for.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009


    This is the external IR blaster and cable for the media card reader. The blaster permits the IR signal received from the remote control through the media card reader to be retransmitted to the selected component in a different location, determined by the length of the cable. The IR blaster cable can be identified by the single black band on the cable connector and the red transmitter on the other end of the cable.
    Connect the cable to the jack located on the back of the computer labeled




    Blaster 1





    This is the external remote IR receiver and cable for the media card reader. The remote receiver provides for the IR signal sent from the remote control to be received in a location other than the media card reader, determined by the length of the cable. The IR receiver cable can be identified by the three black bands on the cable connector and the black receiver on the other end of the cable.
    Connect the cable to the jack located on the back of the computer labeled IR Receiver.
    these cables set up the channels. put the other end of these cbles (red & black) on the infrared location on the setbox (front).




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IR is infrared. back to the store maybe you have left something... or forgot to give on you

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