[access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision

Carol, of course you are quite correct in saying the set-top box must be set 
up, and my wife has done just that, but when I tune in to one of the channels 
you mention below, I don't hear any AD. 
As for asking one of their techy's to come out, I'm sure they would charge a 
call out charge, and I'm not willing to pay that,  


Dinky Doo 

Billy
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carol Pearson 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 2:21 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision


  Billy,

  Yes, Virgin Media do it.

  You have to set up your box in the first instance.  A sighted person can do 
it easily enough, or maybe you can persuade Virgin to come out and do it.  I 
can't remember all the menu strokes now though, I'm afraid.

  Once you've done this, you just have to go to the appropriate channels, which 
(in some cases at least) are different from the channels they give you for 
ordinary viewing.

  I think sometimes the local TV doesn't carry the Audio Description but you'll 
always pick up the following

  BBC 1 851
  BBC2 852
  ITV1 853
  Channel 4 854
  5 855

  In addition, at one stage anyway BBC1 Scotland (with AD) was 862.

  Not sure if this works though as I don't watch (listen to) it!  <Smiles>


  Hope this helps Billy!

  --
  Carol
  carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxx

  ---- Original Message ----
  From: Jackie Cairns
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:33 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision

  > Hi Billy
  > 
  > It might be that Virgin Media do support Audio Description, but that
  > your box isn't yet set up to receive it.  Maybe someone on the list
  > using Virgin Media could clarify this.  I'm sure that I heard they
  > don't support it, and that it is only Sky or on certain models of
  > Freeview box.  Total nonsense! good grief!!    
  > 
  > Jackie
  > 
  > Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
  > Skype Name: Cairnsplace
  > ----- Original Message -----
  > From: TrueBlue & Proud
  > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:19 PM
  > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision
  > 
  > 
  > Hi Jackie, In that case the RNIB AD team are talking nonsense. It was
  > from them I got the Instructions to set-up AD on my TV, and the
  > Instructions were for Virgin Media.  
  > No way am I calling VM, it would cost a small fortune.
  > It seems every call now is passed to the techy team at a considerable
  > cost, no thanks, 
  > 
  > 
  > 
  > Dinky Doo
  > 
  > Billy
  > ----- Original Message -----
  > From: Jackie Cairns
  > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:55 AM
  > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision
  > 
  > 
  > Hi Billy
  > 
  > You would need to ask Virgin Media about providing this in some way,
  > but I thought it wasn't available through them.  This may have
  > changed though, so don't take my word for that.  
  > 
  > Your alternative might be to purchase a box that carries it, but I
  > personally don't understand all this crap about not having AD on all
  > appliances that carry Freeview or satellite channels.  Let's just
  > have it and stop the nonsense I say. (smiles.)   
  > 
  > Jackie
  > 
  > Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
  > Skype Name: Cairnsplace
  > ----- Original Message -----
  > From: TrueBlue & Proud
  > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:51 AM
  > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision
  > 
  > 
  > Jackie, as you know I have Virgin Media cable tv. I had AD setup on
  > my portable television in my bedroom, but it doesn't work for me. 
  > I have tried to contact the RNIB AD helpline, but keep getting an
  > answering machine, where I left many messages asking for them to get
  > in contact with me, but as per usual, not heard anything.  
  > 
  > Just to say, that everything is not all it seems with AD,
  > 
  > Dinky Doo
  > 
  > Billy
  > ----- Original Message -----
  > From: Jackie Cairns
  > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:30 AM
  > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision
  > 
  > 
  > I think so yes.  There is a national campaign going on.
  > 
  > Jackie
  > 
  > Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
  > Skype Name: Cairnsplace
  > ----- Original Message -----
  > From: Peter Beasley
  > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:20 AM
  > Subject: [access-uk] Audio descripption ontelevision
  > 
  > 
  > I just heard a promofor audio description on my local bbcradio
  > station (bbcwm) and wonder if any or all bbc local stations are
  > running this particular promo.  
  > 
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