View Full Version : [BDP9600] New Remote Control with changed Layout

12-16-2011, 02:19 PM

did Philips changed the layout of the Philips remote control?

I have the following:


Someone, who bought a BDP9600, got the following remote:

As one can see, there is no outer ring, color buttons are moved to the top, |< and >| are moved next to stop, and stop also indicates the eject functionality.

Any reasons why it was renewed?

And why the hell it's again a plastic remote control for such an expensive BDP? This does not fit!


Philips - Remko
12-19-2011, 10:19 AM
Hi Alex,

Yes this was initiated to improve useability coming from different complaints on the original “diamond” RC concept.

Not only for BDP9600 but for majority of 2k10/2k11 BDP/HTS and TV’s with the diamond RC.


12-19-2011, 10:29 AM

thanks for your feedback...

But still my opinion - please replace the plastic remote with one made of aluminium for your high end player BDP9600. At the moment it does not fit: 3mm thick metal case for BDP9600 and a plastic remote...


12-19-2011, 01:12 PM

I really liked the "diamond" remote concept. I think, this outer ring offers so many possibilities to use the device. Outer right, large screen change/scroll, small right going in small steps.

So if you changed because of complaints:
Here is one complaining about the new one. The "diamond" concept is better!

I think, the kind of way how the outer ring was used to control the device was not always logical or consistent, so this might be improvable.


Philips - Remko
12-20-2011, 07:43 AM
Hi Smart,

Thanks for your input. I will add this on the wishlist for improvements.

Thanks again!!

12-20-2011, 11:28 AM
Dear Alex, I support your comment. The 9600 player deserves a quality RC. The RC that is currently delivered with the BDP9600 is virtually useless for entering text, for example when using NetTV functions. Maybe I am mistaken, but to me it appears that cost reduction, rather than functionality has been a driving force. That is not OK for a product in the premium segment.

01-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Hi Philips - Remko,

I have another post regarding diamond control and how it can be used to really improve the usability of browsing the internet:

Please have a look. I can not imagine, how the internet browsing experience is improved in the new generations of devices, if removing the diamond. I would estimate, it is the same usage as 2010, but without the diamond.

I do not have some of the newer devices, so maybe it is much better as the 2010 disaster with the zoom/scrolling of websites ...