Hi Andy, yes, the model you mentioned was a Panasonic 769, if I remember rightly. I haven't started investigating yet. John. ----- Original Message ----- From: ANDY COLLINS To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2010 6:52 PM Subject: [access-uk] Re: to Jim re DVD recorders Hi John - Did you have any joy with the archive? I sent a message to this list this morning directed to Jim, with the model number and operating instructions, but for some reason, 7 hours later, it hasn't shown up, so I'll be interested to see if this message makes it, before reposting the other message - Andy ----- Original Message ----- From: john coley To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 10:46 PM Subject: [access-uk] Re: to Jim re DVD recorders Thanks Andy. I remember the thread. I'll go and dig it out. John. ----- Original Message ----- From: ANDY COLLINS To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 10:38 PM Subject: [access-uk] Re: to Jim re DVD recorders Hi John - I acquired a Panasonic DVD with built-in free view and hard drive, that I went in to some detail describing on this list, about a year ago. I have found it very accessible after some initial sighted help to learn my way around the menus. I can now select and record from any free view channel, on any given day in the month , as well as select the AD for programmes that have it. I can also scan through the recordings, and select the one I wish to view. I am also able to use the DVD drive for watching discs. I think the only thing I can't do is view on onscreen EPG. I know there are those people that can't or won't make the effort to get to grips with stuff, and from the feedback I got after reviewing my DVD recorder on list, indicated to me that unless it was specifically designed with blind people in mind, then it was going to be too difficult to operate. However, I don't consider you in this group, and believe with a bit of effort, and some sighted help and brief notes to get you started, you would probably get good use from this machine. I'd have to check for it's model number now, but you could probably find my detailed description of how to operate it in the archive. Unfortunately, I didn't keep a copy of those messages - Andy ----- Original Message ----- From: john coley To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 10:07 PM Subject: [access-uk] to Jim re DVD recorders Hi Jim, I've never come across nor heard of a DVD recorder accessible without sight. Even should it have some physical controls a lot of it is going to be menu driven. How, for instance, would you title a recording, let alone locate it on the hard drive? I await responses with interest. An accessible DVD recorder has been on my wish list ever since they came out, and I'd love to be able to use one, but can't see that it would be doable. John.