[access-uk] Re: Sky Talker - a little bit more info

well if it can't do it no one i don't htink will pay for it 

On Sep 23, 2010, at 4:31 PM, Mark Magennis wrote:

> I have my doubts about whether the Sky Talker will speak the EPG. I saw a 
> development version of this over two years ago. It could speak only the 
> channel identifier, programme synopsis and now/next info, although even just 
> that would be very useful, so I'm not knocking it. What little information I 
> have gleaned since then leads me to expect that not a lot of progress has 
> been made, mainly due to Sky having been reluctant to exploit this and make a 
> device available commercially. This data has always been available from Sky 
> boxes, in a form that can be converted to speech. As far as I remember, the 
> data output was originally provided for some other engineering or testing 
> purpose (similar to SMS messages) and not intended for text to speech. But 
> the EPG data is in a completely different format, so it would require a 
> completely different method to turn it into speech. Whether they have done 
> that or not yet I don't know, but now they've taken the plunge, perhaps they 
> will extend i
> ts capabilities over time.
> 
> Mark
> 
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