[access-uk] Re: to Jim re DVD recorders

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.

              

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