[bct] Re: Accessible dvd player

  • From: "Don Ball" <dball10@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:30:16 -0500

MessageI believe that sony dvd players can be set up to bypass the DVD menus. 
But DVD makers are aware of this and they force you to watch the previews and 
select your viewing preference from the menus. Best way to view a dvd movie for 
us blinks is through the pc and some dvd playing software.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Neal Ewers 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 1:24 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Accessible dvd player

  I did my shopping for DVD players a couple years ago and at that time 
Panasonic was about the only one I could find that didn't require you to 
connect your player to a TV in order to see the instructions on the screen.  Of 
course, if this is for people who will be using it with a TV, that's OK, but if 
you simply want to connect it to your stereo to serve to play CDs or the audio 
from DVDs, almost all of the players now do not show the menu on the player 
itself.  As I said, the Panasonic players did a couple years ago, but I haven't 
been shopping for them lately.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Belew
    Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:28 AM
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [bct] Accessible dvd player

    I've always thought I didn't need a dvd player to go with my livingroom tv, 
but my daughter asked this morning if we could get one.  She has been looking 
at them here and there and she says it doesn't appear that any are very usable 
by a blind person.  Does anyone know of a dvd player that is at least basically 
usable without needing to read menus?


Other related posts: