[access-uk] DVD recorders

  • From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:48:20 -0000

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 

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 



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