[access-uk] Re: DVD Players

  • From: "Steve Dryden" <steve.dryden@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 21:37:57 +0100

Hi Steve

Well, it's not that accessible unfortunately.  Pressing the play will activate 
the film which in 99% of each case will play the film in the normal defaults 
and language.  Not unfortunately with AD.  For playing a box set, say of 24, 
there are generally 4 hours on one DVD and, putting in the DVD will eventually 
bring up the trailer intro music.  You can then select the hour by using the 
arrow keys and then pressing select or enter. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Nutt 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:12 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: DVD Players

  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 player.


  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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