[access-uk] Re: Looking For Advice On DVD Players


Yes Andy

I have to say that I am inclined to agree with you on that point. It can become a bit of a bind if you are going to have to call in sighted help each time you acquire a new DVD to find out what is on the various parts of the menu.

Tony
----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Collins" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Steve - this thread was started by a totally blind person living alone with no help, wanting to know how accessible we found DVD players to be - not all of us have access to sighted help, and some sighted help can be given grumpily after a time!


Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 5:09 PM
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Hi Tony,

I have accessed several DVD players successfully, and I am totally blind.
The question is having a sighted person help you through the menus in the
beginning, and a good memory, or copious notes. When I buy a new DVD, I try
to go through all the menus with a sighted person once, and write down the
menu structure. Once I do this, I can access all the extras, films, you
name it.


So to say it is impossible for totally blind people, is rather silly. You
just need a lot of patience, and a bit of help.


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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
Of Tony Cretney
Sent: 22 May 2005 23:51
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Looking For Advice On DVD Players



Yes Caroline there is a play button on the remote for a DVD player. This
will usually allow you to access the main film. The problem is that without
seeing the menus it may be difficult to find out when the main film starts
and, it could be almost impossible to access any of the extra features on
the disc via the menus. I do not need sighted help as I have enough sight to
be able to handle the menus if I can get close enough to the screen. But for
a totally blind person I think this system would be difficult at best and
impossible at its worst.


Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "Caroline Ford" <caroline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 9:51 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Looking For Advice On DVD Players



Hello Tony,

Thanks for your reply.

It sounds as if I'm not going to be lucky to find an accessible DVD player
then. Have you had any luck at all in playing DVD's without sighted help,
or is everything totally inaccessible? By the sounds of it, a menu must
appear on the screen whenever you put a DVD into the drive, and this menu
can be totally different for each disk you try to play. Is this correct?
So there isn't anything as simple as a play button on DVD remotes as there
is on remotes for VCR's?


I'd be interested to know if anyone else has found a way to play DVD's
independently.  I know it can be done on the PC, but when using a player
hooked up to the TV, it doesn't sound promising.

Thanks,

Caroline.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony PEARCE" <pearcet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Looking For Advice On DVD Players
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 20:10:59 +0100

Hello,
I have not found a dvd player that is accessable without sightted help, as
for the other questions some models can store the possition of the last 10
or so dvds you have played and when you put the dvd in again it will start
at the point that it finnished at when you took it out, some will only
remember where you were last time you watched it if you do not take the
dvd
out of the machine and some will start from the beginning every time you
turn on the machine. Dvds all seem to play in differant ways some will
play
through from beginning to end once you have started them and others will
need restarting from the menu when you want to play a differant programme.
Best wishes, Tony Pearce.



----- Original Message ----- From: "Caroline Ford" <caroline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2005 5:46 PM Subject: [access-uk] Looking For Advice On DVD Players


Hello,

I am interested in getting a DVD player to hook up to our TV and would
like
to know if anybody who already has one has any particular recommendations
for accessible models. Is it possible to play DVD's without being able
to
see the TV screen. Also, if you stop a disk and want to resume it in the
same place at a later date, is there any accessible way of doing this?
And
finally, is the method of playing DVD's always standard, or does it vary
from one DVD to another, depending on the way the disk has been
constructed?


Thanks,

Caroline.
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