[access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision

Carol, must apoligise, I'm the one misleading folks. Of course, it's a Virgin 
Media cable box & not a set top box, sorry, 

Dinky Doo 

Billy
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carol Pearson 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 7:07 AM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audio descripption ontelevision


  Billy,

  I was thinking you were talking about Cable TV, but you refer here to a set 
top box, so perhaps I've misled you as the information I gave was for Virgin 
Media Cable.  Sorry if this is the case.

  You do have a box with Cable, but it's not (to my knowledge) called a set top 
box and probably there lies the confusion.  We've always understood it's just a 
Cable box.  Hope that's OK!

  --
  Carol
  carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxx

  ---- Original Message ----
  From: TrueBlue & Proud
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:25 PM
  Subject: [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!
  > 
  > 
  >> 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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