Hi Jill and all, I am the fella Barry was talking about.I'm not experiencing the issues you mention Jill, the sensor on the remote control is at the front, if you have the control flat on your lap the top is the end that has 3 buttons, the two at each end being round. I've found I can angle the remote to the set top box and still get a response. What I do suggest is that you need to have definite button pushes and not try and press too many buttons too quickly. For example if you want to change the TV channel to 705 (radio 5live) you need to press 7, 0 then 5 and I would recommend waiting for the audio feedback before pressing the next button. So, press 7, wait till you hear 7, then press 0 and so on.
HTH Yusuf----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry Toner" <barry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 2:27 AM Subject: [access-uk] Re: goodmans talking freeview box
Jillian, I know someone who owns this and just asked my partner if she'd heard if they had the same problems. Especially as we're going to buy one and her reply is as follows."He was flicking through fine when i was talking to him earlier. Wonder ifshe has it upside down? Apparently there is a mistake in the instruction that say certain connections and buttons go from left to right when they really go the other way. He said he thought you could alter the volume of tv and speech independently but hadn't worked out how yet. " Barry. "From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf OfJillian Grant Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 11:48 PM To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] goodmans talking freeview box Hi.Just wondering if any of you've order and received this box. I've got mine today. I think it's a great idea. My 1 gripe though is that I'm finding it extremely difficult to hit the sensor with the remote. On previous freeviewboxes, this was a breeze. If I aimed the remote at even the tv screen, I could change channels, but not with this 1. I've always have my freeview box on top of the telly, which has caused no problems in the past. But I often get no response when pressing butttons. when I had the box on myknee, it was much better. I'm thinking the sensor might be on the undersideof the box at the front. If that's the case, how stupid! I intend tocontact goodmans on this, as I believe it doesn't say where the sensor is onthe remote. also, the volume of the guide speech is a lot louder than the volume of programmes through the tv. Have you received your box yet, and how've you found it so far? The sluggish responses explained why I initially couldn't set it up, but once I overcame that, there was no issue there. Jill. "What would you do without music? Where would you be without song?"
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