8 x 16 LED display controlled with ir remote.

i'm kinda' new to arduino. so far iv'e programmed and animated an 8x8 LED display using an UNO board. my new project is to program an 8 x 16 LED matrix with an ir remote, iv'e tried to connect my ir remote but i haven't been able to get the ir camera to pick up the signals from the remote, let alone decode and rename the signals.

please help!

kind regards, darcy

Which IR receiver do you use, how do you connect it?