[access-uk] Re: got my sky talker

No, it will only read the name of channel and programme as you move on to the channel. Even the programme synopsis doesn't read the programme name so you have to move off the channel then back on it I think. I'm trying to figure out if it announces if programmes are audio described but I don't think it does. Frustratingly I think the speech also blocks out the bleep to let us know a programme is audio described.


Peter

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From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:01 PM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: got my sky talker

Hi Peter,

Can you browse the now and next with yours?  I am finding that if I press
the Select button to bring up the search and scan banner, it is not read.
But if I switch to the channel, it is read the first time.

Just curious.

All the best

Steve

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Peter Holdstock
Sent: Tuesday 19 October 2010 23:04
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: got my sky talker

That's right. Although having only played with it for thirty minutes or so I

can say that the benfit of just being able to browse the channels and hear
the programme, name, synopsis of what's available at hte time without having

to sit and listen to a programme for a few minutes to work out if I want to
watch it, or the same with recorded programmes, then really it's worth
paying the money as it menas I'm more likely to get the most of my sky
subscription. That's not the same as asking if I think it is worth £70
though because the answer is probably no. But can you put a price on the
limited accessibility it's already given me. Each individual will have to
decide for themselves but I for one am happy, although I think it's wrong we

are having to pay for accessibility.

Peter

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From: "william lomas" <lomaswilliam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:11 PM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: got my sky talker

so we right then no EPG or anything?

On Oct 19, 2010, at 7:02 PM, Peter Holdstock wrote:

Hi, just got my Sky Talker. There are basically three buttons. Two volume

buttons on the top right and one power button on the front panel in the
center. The box turns on and off automatically as you turn your sky box
on and off.
On the back there are two cables. One is a scart cable and the other is a

serial cable. The scart cable replaces the scart lead which goes in your
sky box. Then plug the scart lead from your tv in to the back of the
thing you just plugged in to the scart socket on your sky box. Then plug
the serial cable in to the serial port on your sky box. Mine is to the
right of the scart socket as you look at the front of the box.
Now your good to just turn on your sky box and it will work although mine

took a few seconds to start working initially.
To change the voice or it's rate hold down the power button until it says

entering setup menu. Then just use volume keys to change. Presss power
button once again to move to the voice speed and again use volume keys.
Then press and hold power button to exit setup menu.
That's all there is to it.
It's not perfect. You hear the name of the channel,, programme name as
you move through channels. You don't hear any input about the recorded
programmes until you play them, at which point it tells you the channel
name and programme name. Press i and it will read the info.
Hope that helps.
Peter


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From: "John Gallagher" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:09 PM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] got my sky talker

Hi all just received my sky talker and scanned the manual now will have
a look and see how to connect it up.

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