[access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder

Jackie, yes, the signal will very likely improve once analogue is switched off. When we had our first Freeview TV, some stations had terrible reception, with many skips and gaps in the programmes. Autotuning sometimes helped, and so it's a good idea to find out how to do that before you do anything else. But it was all much more stable after switchover.


Vince.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 11:31 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder


Hi Ibrahim

We bought a TV last year with Freeview built-in and, of course, with Audio
Description. But we needed to get a digital roof aerial installed in order
to get Freeview which still isn't brilliant here.  So when I spoke to the
switch team this morning, they said their price included the installation of
an appropriate indoor or outdoor aerial.  As we've already done it, and I
didn't want to wait indefinitely for them to install something we could
probably do ourselves, I opted for the RNIB route.

We've been told that once analogue goes off for good, the digital signal
will go up, but whether this is pure hype, we'll wait and see!


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: 04 May 2012 11:14
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder

Hi Jackie.

I've just checked my region for digital switchover support and it looks like I cant get help because my region has completely switched over. That means I'll have to buy and have installed a loft or rooftop arial before I can buy
one of these boxes, so it looks like I'll be watching my TV online until I
can stump up the cash LOLOL.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Cairns
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 8:49 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder

Hi Ibrahim

I'm going to throw in one other alternative here which I need to check out
before deciding where to go for ours.  I received a letter this week from
the Switch-Over people regarding digital TV which contained an audio cd as
well as the same documentation in print.

Reading the letter suggests that they can provide a recordable Freeview
device for  your TV.  Naturally, this depends on whether you receive
benefits as to whether you are charged, and how much.  But if this new
product can be supplied at a reduced amount, I will naturally go that route
if it is permissible.  If not, then it will be RNIB for us as it's set up
out of the box.

But I thought I would mention this in the event that some people may still
have an opportunity to enquire with a view to purchase.  Analogue is
switched off in Northern Ireland in October, and the letter categorically
states they can provide a recordable device for your TV, but note there is a charge. I will ring them today and report back if people are interested or
are eligible?


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: 03 May 2012 19:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder

Hi Ann.

It can be purchased directly from the RNIB for £179.95 from their online
shop or by ringing their customer services.  Instructions are available in
electronic form from their website and they can also supply other formats I
think.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: ANN FLYNN
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:38 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Tvonics Freeview Talking Recorder

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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