[access-uk] Re: Enquiry: Talking Digital TV box

  • From: "Carol Pearson" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "carol.pearson29" for DMARC)
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:31:53 +0100

No, sorry John: I'd already thought of having one but, alas, you can't (so far as I'm aware) get those Freeview channels. To my mind, it's a load of "rubbish", but then some like it! <Smiles>

Each to his own, aye!


Carol P



On 01/08/2016 10:02, john gallagher wrote:

what a sad situation for us eh with regards to doing recordings as a blind 
person. so i must ask about the apple tv something i have never thought about 
or looked in to it at all. so of course you must be able to get the normal tv 
channels on it like the freeview. just a thought i have the iphone app to view 
now surely i could record from that but, could i get audio discription on it 
not sure.

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From: Jackie Brown  <jackieannbrown62@xxxxxxxxx>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, 1 August 2016 9.45 am
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Enquiry:  Talking Digital TV box


Hi John

I haven't subscribed to Sky now for a long time, I just don't have the time
to watch football, and tend to listen to some of it free on the radio.  We
still use our Sky HD box though for free channels, but the Sky Plus app
doesn't allow you to record because you need to subscribe to a package for
that to work.  Thank goodness for TVonics then which we use when we want to
record a documentary or something.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Brown
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
john gallagher
Sent: 01 August 2016 09.38
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Enquiry: Talking Digital TV box

hi we tried that one but it was rubbish

to me sky has just gone up which is very expensive now so, am i correct
unlless you can use the iphone app with sky you cannot record programs

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From: Jackie Brown  <jackieannbrown62@xxxxxxxxx>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, 1 August 2016 9.31 am
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Enquiry:  Talking Digital TV box


There used to be one for around #70 called Sky Talker, but I don't know if
it is still available.  It only speaks channel names, there is no EPG
available.
Sky have really got away with not providing accessibility on their
boxes unless you can use one of the apps.  I personally think Ofcom
should have come down on them and other providers like Virgin Media
really hard given what they charge people.  Still, a rant for another
time and place! (smile.)
Kind Regards,
Jackie Brown
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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Janet Bell
Sent: 01 August 2016 07.22
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Enquiry: Talking Digital TV box
ho mo I think he wants the sky one but I am not sure if there is such a
thing.
From: Mobeen Iqbal
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 11.09 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Enquiry: Talking Digital TV box
Hi andy. We still sell the tvonics set top boxes with speech. Everything
on screen is read out. You can also record and pause live tv. Recording
names are read out and audio description is also recorded. Please feel free
to drop me a note off list and I would be more than happy to have a chat
with you to see if the boxes are right for you. These only work with
freeview, not sky.
support@xxxxxxxxxxx

Is where you will find us.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

All the best,

Mo.


Andy <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all.
Thinking of getting one of those talking Sky boxes. I'm really struggling
with my standard box and although I've not watched TV for over 20 years, it
would be nice to check out the audio described movies and of course, good
old 5 live and 6 music.
Can anyone tell me what they are called, the cost and where I can purchase
or find out more.  I tried the RNIB but could not find anything on their
rubbish website shop that sounded like what I was looking for.
Any advice very welcome.
Andy.
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