[access-uk] Goodmans

How does one update the tuning on the Goodmans Free View Box? How come we never got Braille or CD instructions for its use? I have been away and have forgotten what button does what. Can anyone tell me the layout of the buttons please?


Eleanor>>>>
But I do recognise that not being able to access the TVs
own menus, including scanning for channels and setting up
the TTS independently are drawbacks, as is the inability to
access the various web features.

It is a step forward, I don't think we've ever had 30 tVs
with TTS onboard released at the same time. It'll be
interesting to see if other TV manufacturers take up the
challenge.
Yusuf



On 18/03/2012 19:36, martin wilsher wrote:
I agree with all that has been said here. the thing needs
to be
accessible from the word go, and this isn't. what on
earth were the
RNIB thinking of when giving their blessing to this box?
if it is not
accessible when you turn it on, it's not accessible at
all imho.

      ----- Original Message -----
      *From:* Iain
Lackie<mailto:ilackie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      *To:*
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      *Sent:* Sunday, March 18, 2012 7:28 PM
      *Subject:* [access-uk] Re: Panasonic Viera smart TV
with Voice
guidance

      For a long time now, I have been saying that one of
the points which
      impresses me still about the Sonus DAB radio is that
it allows
      access to the menu system. The station names may be
out of date, but
      I can live with that. Any television which doesn’t
allow access by
      voice to the menu system cannot in my view truly be
described as
      accessible, especially if you have to gain access to
the menu system
      to switch the voice on.
      Iain
      *From:* Barry Hill<mailto:barry.hill3@xxxxxxx>
      *Sent:* Sunday, March 18, 2012 7:20 PM
      *To:*
access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      *Subject:* [access-uk] Re: Panasonic Viera smart TV
with Voice
guidance

      Now, did the RNIB say we want this that and the
other, for Panasonic
      to simply do what they wanted and use the
endoursement of the RNIB
      as a publicity stunt, or did the RNIB fall short of
their obligation
      to VI users?

      Cheers

      Barry

      *From:*access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
      Behalf Of *william lomas
      *Sent:* 18 March 2012 5:53 PM
      *To:* access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      *Subject:* [access-uk] Re: Panasonic Viera smart TV
with Voice
guidance

      and yet they are supposed to have consulted with
RNIB during this
      development cycle?

      On 18 Mar 2012, at 17:13, Gary Robinson wrote:

      Hi all,

      yesterday I had a chance to have a lookat the new
Panasonic Viera
      smart TV range which includes voice guidance and
audio description
      as mentioned on this list and on Insight radio last
month.

      On the plus side, you can choose male/female voice,
set voice rate
      and volume. The voice is good, it sounded better
than my Goodmans
      Smart talk box and more responsive.

      IT speaks the channel, programme you are on and
works within the
      programme guide, but sadly doesn't work within the
various settings
      menus.

      Ironically therefore like audio description on DVDs
you probably
      won't be able to turn on the voice guidance without
sighted help.

      Sadly therefore and very frustratingly given the
sheer amount of
      functionality and connectivity these TVs have
(Internet,
      wifi,DLNA,USB,SD etc) most of the functionality will
be wasted so
      far as a visually impaired user is concerned.

      There is a Viera remote control App for Apple
devices, but i don't
      think this will help in providing access to the
multiplicity of set
      up menus which controlmost of this very flexible
TV's features.

      The full price of the 32" model is around £499
though it will
      probably be available cheaper if you look around.

      whilst Panasonic are probably to be commended on
including voice
      guidance as standard across the range, it is
nontheless very
      frustrating to be in effect short changed by the
limitations of what
      they have provided.

      I am going to try to speak to someone in panasonic
technical
      department and see if there is any way of getting
the set up screen
      information output to an external device which might
give a way of
      getting more access to these otherwise very
impressive TVs.

      Gary

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