What kind of electromagnetic waves does the typical tv remote use?

radio waves
infrared radiation
ultraviolet
ultrasound
Early television remote controls used ultrasonic tones. Present-day remote controls are commonly consumer infrared devices which send digitally-coded pulses of infrared radiation to control functions such as power, volume, channels, etc.
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