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Philips RC9800i

Philips RC9800i
alaScore 80

86 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and usability, but many are negative about the value for money.

usability, design

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Philips RC9800i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips RC9800i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Philips RC9800i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Amazon.com.

usability

value for money

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips RC9800i Home Entertainment Remote ControlPhilips RC9800i Home Entertainment Remote Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips RC9800i Home Entertainment Remote Control

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Philips RC9800i

 

Philips was one of the pioneers of the premium touch-screen remote, but the company's trailblazing Pronto series has recently been retargeted as an installer-only line. For home-theater enthusiasts who still prefer to go the DIY route, however, Philips...

The Philips RC9800i is a sleek universal remote with a sharp, easy-to-read, color touch screen. Its built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking can be used to stream music from any PC to your home stereo, as well as images to the remote itself. Another plus is...

Setup is mostly straightforward, but we ran into a few snafus. It's also a little irritating that the remote has to be docked in its cradle to stream music.

The attractive, feature-rich Philips RC9800i is one of the first universal remotes to incorporate Wi-Fi wireless networking--but we hope some of its more annoying shortcomings will be improved upon with future firmware upgrades.

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Philips RC9800i

 

Philips Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen remote makes controlling multiple A/V components refreshingly simple.

Intuitive activity-based operation Wi-Fi built in for program listings and media streaming • Web-upgradable

Expensive

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Philips RC9800i Touchscreen Universal Remote Control

 

Say the words "universal remote" to some, and disturbing visions of programming a remote button by button fill their minds. Quite often, after these long, intimate sessions between you and your remotes, the universal remote doesn't perform exactly as...

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Philips RC9800i Touchscreen Universal Remote Control

 

Say the words "universal remote" to some, and disturbing visions of programming a remote button by button fill their minds. Quite often, after these long, intimate sessions between you and your remotes, the universal remote doesn't perform exactly as...

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Gadgetell Review: Philips RC9800i

 

Product: Philips RC9800i Wi-Fi Universal Remote List Price: $399.99 Rating: Excellent - 8.5/10.0 Pros: Easy to read display, battery life, touch screen, built in Wi-Fi. Cons: Large dock, attracts fingerprints, pricy for light home theater users, can...

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Philips RC9800I

 

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"Worst investment I ever made."

 

Philips should have recalled this product yea... 

Wifi connectivity, touch screen, image viewing, somewhat easy to use

Terrible interface, out dated wifi protocols such as WPA. Slow, and dump menu setups. No firmware update since 2005!!! Not user friendly to say the least. No wired network connection. The device itself doesn't have a headphone jack

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"Worst investment I ever made."

 

Philips should have recalled this product years ago. Its over-priced and over rated. Unlike other philips products, this unit is very neglected and unsupported. The firmware is very old. The interface is horrible, and the unit is pain in the neck. I...

Wifi connectivity, touch screen, image viewing, somewhat easy to use.

Terrible interface, out dated wifi protocols such as WPA. Slow, and dump menu setups. No firmware update since 2005!!! Not user friendly to say the least. No wired network connection. The device itself doesn't have a headphone jack.

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Philips RC9800i

 

Philips should have recalled this product years ago. Its over-priced and over rated. Unlike other philips products, this unit is very neglected and unsupported. The firmware is very old. The interface is horrible, and the unit is pain in the neck. I...

Wifi connectivity, touch screen, image viewing, somewhat easy to use

Terrible interface, out dated wifi protocols such as WPA. Slow, and dump menu setups. No firmware update since 2005!!! Not user friendly to say the least. No wired network connection. The device itself doesn't have a headphone jack

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"GREAT remote,.... For someone thats never used a decent one"

 

Having used most of the tsu lines in while working as a installer I thought i'd snag the cheap rc b/c of the good looks and streaming,... not a good choice for myself, for the avj. joe it will work pretty darn good, and setup in min's with a simple system

VERY easy program, good looks for price, wireless streaming

leaves your hands tied on almost any options

Product Specifications

RC 9800i programmable remote control is famous for its robustness and flexibility. While this shows great for public with a graphics conditions, this not for all time pan out well for normal folks. Yet, the original software for pronto was still leaning more towards graphics and integrators designers than for normal users. The Philips RC 9800i essentially designed to panel LCD system remote control. The pioneering design is a full paradigm move in more method then one. This remote is a landscape part, let content EPG data and images. This remote control not required for external software and computer to program it, Wi-Fi connection used to be capable to stream content.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4in
Height:0.9in
Width:5.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:9800i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips RC

Remote Control

Supported Devices:Audio/video components
Technology:Infrared/ 802.11b (Wi-Fi)/Infrared/radio
Type:Multimedia control panel/Universal remote control
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