[access-uk] Re: Access to DAB info

Hi

For those who might be be looking for a Sonas There was something from another 
list in the last edition of Access IT magazine.There are some factory 
refurbished Sonas being sold for around £50 at the following link.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132776
 
I already had one, and am not sure how many they have left, but would recommend 
the model to anyone who would ask.

Matt
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Darran Ross
Sent: 04 December 2007 11:28
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Access to DAB info

I was pleased to see that the Sonus was being sold on QVC. I had hoped that 
this kind of exposure to the mainstream would have led to improved sales and 
more development of the product, and others like it. Alas, I was being more 
than a little optimistic.

The Sonus was my first experience with a DAV radio and apart from anything 
else, I find the quality of the sound to be extremely good! I know, this has 
nothing to do with anything, but I would have liked the option to buy further 
products that sound as good, with the help that the added speech offers us.

 Darran
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 11:17 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Access to DAB info


| Chris, she's a Mrs.  Definitely.  (smile).
|
| Jackie
| ----- Original Message ----- 
| From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 11:10 AM
| Subject: [access-uk] Re: Access to DAB info
|
|
| > Hi, I have the Sonus myself, hence the tip about reading the text 
display.
| > The voice I use, however, is Mrs or Miss Sonus, not sure <smiles>.
| > ----- Original Message ----- 
| > From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
| > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 9:16 AM
| > Subject: [access-uk] Access to DAB info
| >
| >
| >> Hi Ray
| >>
| >> I've adjusted the subject line to suit this topic more aptly as you
| >> hinted (smile).
| >>
| >> I think it's a great pity that Pure, and anyone studying what they did
| >> with the Sonus, didn't take it further.  The voices are very good, my
| >> preference being Mr Sonus, and I think they could have done a lot more
| >> with their more integrated hi-fi systems where menu access is crucial 
and
| >> only got at by cycling through various modes.  While I'm not a lover of
| >> their products, apart from the little Move radio which I think is ace, 
I
| >> thought they had tapped into a market that I would have expected to be
| >> warmly received.
| >>
| >> It's not as if the Sonus was particularly over-priced anyway compared 
to
| >> say the Dualit, which is expensive but oh so superior anyway.
| >>
| >> Having used radio all my life, it's not that I want it to tell me every
| >> move I make.  I just feel that there is a lot of info on the display 
that
| >> I'd like to tap into, like song names and artists, and some of the menu
| >> functions.
| >>
| >> Oh well, a golden opportunity missed perhaps?
| >>
| >> Jackie
| >> ----- Original Message ----- 
| >> From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 10:40 PM
| >> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portset.
| >>
| >>
| >>> Jackie, I'm sure I've heard that, indeed, Pure aren't going to update
| >>> the Sonus.  Not only that, but they were disappointed at the low
| >>> take-up of the Sonus.  The same happened I believe with the Netgem
| >>> Box.
| >>>
| >>> I think It isn't just the limitations of the audio tagging idea in
| >>> these products;  it's as much to do with few of us wanting to pay any
| >>> sort of premium for an accessible product even though that premium is
| >>> nothing like the stratospheric realms of the Portset.  The idea that
| >>> RNIB and others had of a market willing and ready to buy just didn't
| >>> hold water.
| >>>
| >>> Not that things couldn't have been done differently, and an overlap
| >>> with the in-car market for this sort of talking DAB product does look
| >>> like a missed opportunity .
| >>>
| >>> What chance of the parallel idea of an interface to take, say, an SD
| >>> card add-on?  Yes, I know these card formats like so many things
| >>> change, but then so do the product lines of Pure and their likes.  I
| >>> do think this idea should be a goer, but where's the impetus for
| >>> funding development of some sort of standard?
| >>>
| >>> Oh, and what's so wrong with changing the subject lines of threads
| >>> like this?  As so often, we've drifted considerably.
| >>>
| >>> Cheers,
| >>>
| >>> From Ray
| >>> I can be contacted off-list at:
| >>> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
| >>>
| >>>
| >>> -----Original Message-----
| >>> Jackie Cairns
| >>>
| >>> Chris, yes I know it does.  But that drives me up the wall because by
| >>> the
| >>> time you've got it to spell a line of text, the display has changed.
| >>> I
| >>> don't think Pure are going to do anything else to that radio, which is
| >>> a
| >>> pity.  Like all things that use a tagging system, they outdate very
| >>> quickly.
| >>>
| >>> Jackie
| >>> ----- Original Message -----
| >>> From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >>> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 8:50 AM
| >>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portset.
| >>>
| >>>
| >>>> Hi, the Pure Sonus 1 XT does, but only by pressing and holding the
| >>> info
| >>>> button, and only then the recorded voice will spell out the text
| >>> rather
| >>>> than read it word by word. Wish they'd improve on that, but there
| >>> you go.
| >>>> ----- Original Message -----
| >>>> From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
| >>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >>>> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 1:20 PM
| >>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portset.
| >>>>
| >>>>
| >>>>> Hi Wendy
| >>>>>
| >>>>> The Netgem box no longer provides accurate channel names of some
| >>>>> stations. This is because it was originally tagged to speak certain
| >>>>> channel names, and updates have caused its tagging system to go
| >>>>> out-of-date.  But since I don't watch much TV other than news and
| >>> sport,
| >>>>> it doesn't affect me.
| >>>>>
| >>>>> I am curious to know, however, whether the Media Centre from
| >>> Portset you
| >>>>> mention you have lets you find out the name of a song on a DAB
| >>> station
| >>>>> using the text system.  Lots of stations now show the names of the
| >>> track
| >>>>> they are playing, and I wonder if you can find out that info on the
| >>>>> Centre?
| >>>>>
| >>>>> Jackie
| >>>>> ----- Original Message -----
| >>>>> From: "Wendy Sharpe" <w.sharpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >>>>> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 12:53 PM
| >>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portset.
| >>>>>
| >>>>>
| >>>>>>I think there were some dots in the URL which should be slashes.
| >>> Try:
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> http://www.tvhelp.org.uk/audes/equipment/index.html
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> This gives details of TV's with audio description and the Logic
| >>> and
| >>>>>> Portset
| >>>>>> equipment.  The Logic is very cheap from Curries, but it doesn't
| >>> talk,
| >>>>>> so
| >>>>>> not much use to anyone who can't see the screen.  A pity Netgem
| >>> have
| >>>>>> stopped
| >>>>>> making their set top box.
| >>>>>> Wendy
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> -----Original Message-----
| >>>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
| >>> Behalf
| >>>>>> Of
| >>>>>> David W Wood
| >>>>>> Sent: 02 December 2007 12:46
| >>>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| >>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portset.
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> Hi Gordon:
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> The full URL  doesn't work, with an audio error message from the
| >>> page.
| >>>>>> Also saying something about one colour to go back, and another
| >>> continue.
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> www.tvhelp.org.uk/audes does work however.
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> David
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> -----Original Message-----
| >>>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
| >>> Behalf
| >>>>>> Of
| >>>>>> Gordon Keen
| >>>>>> Sent: 02 December 2007 12:38
| >>>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| >>>>>> Cc: Gordon Keen
| >>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portset.
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> Strange, safari went straight to it and I've just browsed through
| >>> the
| >>>>>> models available.
| >>>>>> World wide weirdness!
| >>>>>> Cheers
| >>>>>> G
| >>>>>> From glorious Devon, England.
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>> On 2 Dec 2007, at 12:26, David W Wood wrote:
| >>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Hi Gordon - this link gives:
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> This page is not available
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> David
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
| >>>>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
| >>>>>>> Behalf Of
| >>>>>>> Gordon Keen
| >>>>>>> Sent: 02 December 2007 12:16
| >>>>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| >>>>>>> Cc: Gordon Keen
| >>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portset.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Hi
| >>>>>>> For alternatives check out:
| >>>>>>> http://www.tvhelp.org.uk/audes/equipment.index.html
| >>>>>>> Hopefully competition will force down prices in the not too
| >>> distant
| >>>>>>> future.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Cheers
| >>>>>>> G
| >>>>>>> From glorious Devon, England.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> On 2 Dec 2007, at 11:03, Jackie Cairns wrote:
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> My only comment, and please feel free to jump on me if you want
| >>>>>>> folks (though not literally) (smile), is that it's a rip-off for
| >>>>>>> £620 or
| >>>>>>> whatever it costs.  I know it speaks, but £620 for that?  Phew!
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> I loved their Talking Teletext unit when I had mine, but that was
| >>>>>>> when there wasn't so much information available elsewhere.
| >>> Certain
| >>>>>>> Freeview
| >>>>>>> boxes, while they don't provide speech navigation, do offer Audio
| >>>>>>> Description, and there are also lots of DAISY players on the
| >>> market
| >>>>>>> to tap
| >>>>>>> into.  I just think it's well OTT.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Jackie
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
| >>>>>>> From: sue morgan <mailto:sue@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >>>>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| >>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 12:35 AM
| >>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Portset.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Hi list.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> I've been reading about the Portset Accessible Freeview
| >>>>>>> Receiver and I'm quite interested in it.  I'm wondering if anyone
| >>> on
| >>>>>>> this
| >>>>>>> list has one, or knows anything about them.  I've listened to the
| >>>>>>> audio demo
| >>>>>>> on the Portset website and it seems very accessible.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Any feedback would be grate as I'd love to have an
| >>>>>>> accessible freeview receiver.
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Sue.
| >>>>>>> e-mail sue@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
| >>>>>>> mobile 07968825286
| >>>>>>> msn sue@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
| >>>>>>> skype suemorgan1006
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>> Gordon Keen
| >>>>>>> gordonkeen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
| >>>>>>>
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