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    Question [BDP9600] New Remote Control with changed Layout

    Hi,

    did Philips changed the layout of the Philips remote control?

    I have the following:

    Attachment 703

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

    Attachment 704
    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!

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    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.

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    Hi,

    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...

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    Hi,

    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.

    Greets

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    Hi Smart,

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

    Thanks again!!
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    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.

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    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:
    http://www.supportforum.philips.com/...ll=1#post23021

    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 ...

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