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Welcome to the new Philips RC9800i forum!
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Post 1 made on Wednesday March 30, 2005 at 04:02
Daniel Tonks
Wrangler of Remotes
October 1998
Welcome to the new Philips RC9800i forum! If you have questions about the forthcoming RC9800i, this is the place to be!

Please let me know about any issues or problems with the forum.
Post 2 made on Friday April 1, 2005 at 00:59
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
Do you have any links (that you like) to information on this remote?
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
OP | Post 3 made on Friday April 1, 2005 at 04:23
Daniel Tonks
Wrangler of Remotes
October 1998
Besides the Philips site at and our news preview at [Link:]?

No, not yet, however I'm checking in on price & availability and also whether I can talk about it yet...
Post 4 made on Friday April 1, 2005 at 09:34
Long Time Member
May 2004
I hope you can talk about it because I would like to know your views on my post in the other thread of this forum about integration with ROKU Soundbridge which is UPnP. Please see ( [Link:] ) where I discuss my concerns. Thanks.
Post 5 made on Tuesday April 5, 2005 at 23:03
Founding Member
March 2002
I'm really excited by the potential of this remote, but wonder if the implementation will live up to the specs. I would really like home automation to be included. My home theater has embedded lighting and I would love to put that extra remote in a drawer. I would also like to good video streaming capabilities. I'm also very curious to see what Apple does with the Mac Mini as a home theater component. A Mac Mini with a wireless keyboard costs just a little more than the 9800i, but could act as a complete streaming media center, as well as providing Web surfing from your sofa.
Post 6 made on Wednesday April 6, 2005 at 13:41
Long Time Member
March 2004
Anyone have one of these yet? A prototype maybe?

It appears that this unit won't work with a Pronto RF Remote Extender. That's going to be a little bumpy with Plasma systems. The FAQs on the Philips site says they're "looking into" a wi-fi to ir adaptor, whatever looking into means.

Also, there is no software for developing graphics.

Still, lots of cool stuff.
Post 7 made on Saturday April 23, 2005 at 16:55
Long Time Member
April 2005
i pre ordered the rc9800i 2 months ago. i hope i get it in may!
this will be my first philips remote.
Post 8 made on Saturday June 25, 2005 at 16:05
Lurking Member
June 2005
The unit came by overnight UPS although I only paid for Ground.

The setup sequence is a bit tricky.

1. Charge the unit for three hours or more.
2. Download the updated software and install via the UPS port.
3. Proceed with setup.
4. Download the electronic program guide and after setting up your account.
- Andy

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