On August 26, 2005 at 17:18, amsbestbuy said...
I have been in contact with Philips tech support
and so far they can't seem to tell me very much
about their own remote control, the RC9800i.
(This is frustrating to say the least).
I am aware that you can stream music files via
the Philips Media Manager software that resides
on my desktop computer back through the remote
and a wifi connection. Then, using a Media Adapter
(which in this case is just an audio cable connected
from the remote's charging cradle to an audio
system), the remote can then be placed in the
cradle to play the files on a stereo system.
This method is ridiculous to say the least as
it essentially turns a wireless remote control
into a wired remote. Not to mention that if you
wanted to take the remote out of the cradle to
find and launch another song, then placed the
unit back in the cradle it would create a 'spike'
to my speakers causing possible damage depending
on the stereo's volume setting.
Before I purchased this unit, I was told (by the
experts at Philips no less) that I would be able
to use the remote to launch the music files wirelessly
in the Philips Media Manager software on my computer.
Then, with a wired connection from my computer's
sound card to my stereo system, I could then control
the music wirelesly that I listen to while sitting
in my chair. In this case, I would be using the
9800i as a wireless remote to launch the music
files in Philips Media Manager.
(Actually, prior to purchase, I was told that
I would be able to browse the music files on my
computer using the RC9800i, then launch them in
the default media player of my computer which
in this case is the Yahoo Music player; the service
that I currently subscribe to. After using the
remote for a few minutes, I could tell that this
information was not accurate. It amazes me that
companies such as Philips don't do a bit more
training with their support staff before turning
them loose on the public).
Does anyone know if this remote is capable of
actually launching files on my desktop computer
within the Philips Media Manager player as opposed
to launching them on the remote?
Thank you in advance for your help!
hi mate. i see you have connect the rc9800i. can you tell me how this is done and what do i need. cus i cant understand a f)(king thing.