Hi Paul, it isn't that an audio menu is essential, just that the three other boxes I have and have had have had them, and I found it strange that this one didn't. John. ----- Original Message ----- From: Paul Porter To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:09 AM Subject: [access-uk] Re: smart talk freeview box Software updates will be downloaded automatically Why would you want an audio menu? Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: john coley To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:55 PM Subject: [access-uk] smart talk freeview box Hi everybody, I got a Smart View box yesterday. I'm pretty impressed with it. Ok, it's basic, slow to speak channel selections, but given the extra it's got to do it's pretty good. It'd be good if they worked on the speech a bit though. Some programme titles require serious interpretation. I notice there isn't an update software setting on it, just a setting to update channels. If they do produce updated firmware for it how would it be loaded? Another thing conspicuous by its absence is an audio menu. On a standard box there is, so why not this one? I appreciate it isn't a top of the line box, but given who the box is aimed at it should have one. Having said that I'm pleased I bought it. I also bought a penfriend, but I haven't investigated it yet. John.