[access-uk] Re: latest firmware was RE: Re: Freeview recorders

  • From: Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 10:50:52 +0000


The firmware was last updated in 2013 but they didn't fix much to be honest. I would stick with the RNIB firmware which you probably already have as it's the most stable.



On 04/02/2019 10:41, (Redacted sender martinwilsher for DMARC) wrote:

HI MO, what is the latest firmware for the tvonix box?  If there is one, could you please supply a link? Mine is the  dtr hd 500, the one with the strange scooped top, not the more boxy version.  Thanks.

*From:*access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *On Behalf Of *Mobeen Iqbal
*Sent:* 04 February 2019 09:26
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*Subject:* [access-uk] Re: Freeview recorders

Hello Sarah.

You could use your samsung TV to record the programs, this may be the easiest option. We still supply the TVonics set top boxes with full speech access. These boxes retail for £250. They allow you to record 2 channels simultaneously, pause live TV, access the TV guide, support audio description etc. They are fully accessible and many see them as the best option for accessing live television. If you would like me to send you the manual to have a look at, please send us an email at:

contact@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:contact@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Or you can give us a call on 03432897501.

Very best wishes,


On 04/02/2019 08:52, Sarah Stephenson-Hunter wrote:

    Hi All,

    I’m looking into getting a Freeview recorder but wondering if
    there are any more accessible options out there.  Alternatively as
    we have a Samsung tv with voice guidance on it I’m also wondering
    if it would be more accessible to just purchase an external hard
    drive to record programmes onto -  I know this won’t give us the
    “Freeview play” options to pause & rewind live programmes or
    record more than one at a time but if there aren’t any Freeview
    recorders with speech access then this might be the best option.

    Any comments / advice gratefully received.

    With thanks,


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