What Is an eHome Infrared Transceiver Used For?

By Eric Benac

Many different devices are installed on a PC, and users may not fully understand the function of some of these devices. One such device is the Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver.

Definition

The eHome Infrared Transceiver is a piece of PC hardware built directly into a computer. It detects infrared signals from remote controls and translates these signals into control information that the computer can use.

Use

The eHome Infrared Transceiver is used with a remote control to control Windows Media Player and other media applications and devices on your PC. You can use the remote to change the settings on these media players from across the room. The remote is packaged with your PC.

Uninstalling

You can uninstall the software for the transceiver by right-clicking your desktop, selecting "Manage," selecting "Device Manager," clicking the plus sign next to "Human interface devices," right-clicking "eHome Infrared Transceiver and clicking "Disable" or "Uninstall." The device will still be in your computer but will be inoperable.