[access-uk] Re: DVD Players

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 20:12:27 +0100

Hi Steve,


Now this is intriguing.  With your DV2900, how do you jump between episodes
on a DVD?  How do you avoid the main menu, or pick options from it?  How do
you turn on audio description?


I don?t think it is quite that simple with DVDs, but I was intrigued when
you said you just press the play button.  What does that do?


All the best





From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Steve Dryden
Sent: Tuesday 16 September 2008 15:29
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: DVD Players


Hi Amro


I guess it depends what you mean by accessability.  I'm not aware of any
actual DVD players with accessibility features built in other than perhaps
being able to enlarge the font display unless you look at software based
players such as power DVD or Win DVD.  In terms of ease of use, I've
recently bought a new player after fighting on for ages with a ridiculous
cheap DVD recorder from Tesco.  This is a very top endish player from Dennon
called the DV2900.  Originally costing £800, it plays all DVD formats and CD
formats including SACD and DVD Audio.  You can pick them up second hand now
for around £200.  They're built like a tank with all the controls being
widely spaced apart.  All the controls are themselves nice big chunky
buttons and the main transport controls are laid out very much like a CD


I generally just hit the play button when I put in a DVD and find that that
usually works 99% of the time.  This was very hit and miss on my old player.


Anyway, hope that helps.





    Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:12 PM

Subject: [access-uk] DVD Players


Hello folks,


I'm in the market for a new DVD player. So, is there any of these that has
any sort off accessibility features that are built into it? I'm not holding
my breath but thought I'd ask anyway :)




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