Thanks Andy. Let us know how you get on when you've played for a few days yourself. Yes, I recall you had problems with setting up some equipment with your home cinema setup before so I hope this time it's going to work for you! -- Carol carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx On Twitter: http://twitter.com/songbird49a ---- Original Message ---- From: ANDY COLLINS To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 1:07 PM Subject: [access-uk] Re: DVD recorders > Hi Carol - > > I found it strait forward; if you've made several > recordings to the hard drive, then pressing the menu > button, with sighted help initially to note how many > presses of the arrow keys get you to the desired > function, and press ok, then you find the last recording > is highlighted and pressing ok will play it, but you can > arrow back through previous recordings--what's actually > on the screen, is a number of windows, one for each > recording, giving details of that programme--each press > of the arrow key plays the start of the recording it is > on, so you can hear if it's the one you want to select, > and press ok to play it. > > The 769 is also a Freeview receiver; it's priced anywhere > between £214-£299. > > It's probable that I am going to buy one of these > machines after the weekend, so if anybody has any further > questions I'll do my best to help; I think I've been > fortunate to find a very helpful sales guy in a Panasonic > only shop, unlike some, he didn't try to fob me off, he > listened and respected the knowledge I already had, and > with his, and a read of the instructions, and a hands on > experience, we arrived at the point where I feel > comfortable this is going to be a success; I just want to > establish one more thing before I buy, which is can I > hook it up to my current home cinema set up. > > HTH > > Andy > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Carol Pearson > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 12:59 PM > Subject: [access-uk] Re: DVD recorders > > > Andy, > > Would it get more complex if you want to choose which > programme you listened to or can you skip from one to the > next easily enough and find the one you want? > > -- > Carol > carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > On Twitter: http://twitter.com/songbird49a > > ---- Original Message ---- > From: ANDY COLLINS > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:48 PM > Subject: [access-uk] DVD recorders > > > Hi all - > > > > I spent some time today in a Panasonic store with a very > > helpful sales guy, and have discovered that many of > > their DVD recorders are accessible, after some initial > > sighted help, including the 769, mentioned in a thread > > on this list. > > > > Having tried it for myself, I was able to select the > > channel, the date, the start and end times, and AD, and > > after the recording, was able to play it back too. > > > > One great feature with several--can't say all models--is > > the ability to record the AD when carried by a > > programme; the models that are able to do this, all > > have a built-in hard drive, this feature isn't > > available on disc only machines. > > > > So, if you feel able to learn some pretty strait > > forward key sequences using a remote, then these > > Panasonic machines seem a great way to go. There may > > well be other manufacturers offering the same kind of > > accessibility, but Panasonic is the one I have checked > > out; but I am aware of a Toshiba model that does the > > same. > > > > HTH - > > > > Andy > > > > > > avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean. > Virus Database (VPS): 100123-0, 23/01/2010 > Tested on: 23/01/2010 12:47:28 > avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2010 ALWIL Software.