[access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder

sky talker onlyr eads channel youa re on etc. no EPG or anything i don't think

On 4 May 2012, at 09:01, Goodfellow, Jack (Capita Symonds) wrote:

> Isn't there a new sky talker device? Can anyone shed light on this as I'm 
> thinking of joining them as freeview is crapppy where I live 
> 
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> Jack Goodfellow
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Steve Hyde-Dryden
> Sent: 04 May 2012 08:17
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder
> 
> I wouldn't bother hanging around too long for Sky.  I spoke to them the other 
> day at length about their accessibility and was told that there is not much 
> going on certainly in the foreseeable future about an accessible sky plus or 
> HD plus box.  Certainly not with speech.  And, actually, they are not free.  
> If you look at the simplist and most basic package for around £19 a month.  
> Over a year, that's £228.  How much is the TVonics box?  £189 from the RNIB?  
> I rest my case.  It's very subjective William but I've been a loyal sky 
> customer for many years but have now decided to jump ship.  I'm disappointed 
> with their view on accessibility and lack of commitment.
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> william lomas
> Sent: 03 May 2012 20:27
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder
> 
> ripped off yet again with those but there you ahve it look forward to sky 
> when they bother to get everything intigrated in to their boxes, which are 
> free
> 
> On 3 May 2012, at 20:19, Darren Brewer wrote:
> 
>> Put it in your loft for 50 years then take it to the antiques roadshow.
>> 
>> Darren.
>> 
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "william lomas" 
>> <will.d.lomas@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:09 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder
>> 
>> 
>>> who is going to buy though the goodmans boxes people may want to sell
> though now and the 600 quid portset freeview box, now that we can get this?
>>> sighted people aren't going to want the portset boxes so what  do 
>>> people
> do with those?
>>> 
>>> On 3 May 2012, at 19:48, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi William.
>>>> 
>>>> *Sigh*, you really don't get the point do you?  This is not some 
>>>> piece
> of junk, this is a top quality commercial PVR Freeview tuner with full text 
> to speech, even the menus and virtually all other functions are accessible 
> with the exception of internet and teletext, well worth it at twice the 
> price. The recorder even looks the piece, a really well designed and well 
> crafted piece of equipment.
>>>> 
>>>> All the best, Ibrahim.
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message----- From: william lomas
>>>> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:57 PM
>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder
>>>> 
>>>> from RNIB for 179 pounds still expensive when a sighted person can 
>>>> get
> this kind of book for what 50 60 quid?
>>>> 
>>>> On 3 May 2012, at 18:38, ANN FLYNN wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> where do you buy this recorder paul? and how much does it cost?
>>>>> Ann Flynn
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Porter, Paul" 
>>>>> <Paul.Porter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 2:29 PM
>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I have been using the Tvonics box for the past 3 weeks and 
>>>>>> absolutely
> love it. Pretty much every feature speaks apart from the BBC Iplayer. The box 
> is of course upgradable so it may well be possible for Tvonics to make the 
> Iplayer speak.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I really don't think this is a major downside as everything else 
>>>>>> on
> the box is accessible. The speech is smooth and responsive, you can add, 
> delete and edit timers, You can series link tv/radio programs and much more.
> When fast forwarding and rewinding you have audio feedback as to how far you 
> have moved through the program.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> A couple of years ago it was looking as if an accessible PVR would 
>>>>>> be
> in the range of £500/600 but we have a box for almost a quarter of that 
> figure.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I don't think anyone will be dissapointed by either the features 
>>>>>> or
> the performance of this box.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> It's what we've been waiting for.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I am writing this from a personal standpoint rather than from an 
>>>>>> RNIB
> sales point of view.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Paul Porter
>>>>>> 
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