[BCAB] Tvonics - two very important issues

chris hallsworth christopherh40 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 12:10:14 BST 2012


Well this is the thing! You would think the speech is in the firmware 
itself! Obviously not!

On 17/06/2012 11:35, Jackie Cairns wrote:
> Hi Chris
>
> I tend to delete as I go along.  Once I've watched something, it gets the
> heave-ho! (smile).  But what surprises me about your discovery is that I
> assumed the firmware updates were stored in an inaccessible part of the
> memory you wouldn't be able to access.  I would be interested to hear how
> this is resolved, if indeed it can be.
>
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Jackie Cairns
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of chris
> hallsworth
> Sent: 16 June 2012 18:35
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Tvonics - two very important issues
>
> Jackie I didn't know how to empty the library so thought a format would
> help. Well it did but now lost speech in the process.
>
> On 16/06/2012 13:44, Jackie Cairns wrote:
>> Hi Chris
>>
>> Thanks for the info, but why did you need to format your HD out of
>> curiosity?
>>
>> I don't use mine hugely, but it is certainly useful, even to look up
>> what's on at what time on a specific day.
>>
>> I just wish it had a headphone socket so you could go 3.5 to phono.  I
>> know you can do it via SCART, but mine is in use already.  And I've
>> never gone Optical to phono, and am not sure you can in any case.
>> Also wish a tiny bit that it didn't have the funny shape it has
>> because it isn't easy to stack something like that.  Still, it's a
>> good piece of kit and does the job nicely.  I'm just voicing my tiny
>> wish list for should have beens that's all! (smile).
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>> Jackie Cairns
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of chris
>> hallsworth
>> Sent: 16 June 2012 10:51
>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>> Subject: [BCAB] Tvonics - two very important issues
>>
>> Good morning all.
>> I wish to raise two very important issues that Rnib and or Tvonics
>> should take into consideration.
>> 1. The text to speech is actually installed on the hard disk, and
>> *not* the firmware, as you would naturally think. So if you experience
>> hard disk problems, and you do not have the appropriate files, you are
>> screwed basically.
>> 2. In the manual, there is no mention of how to mark programs for
>> deletion in the library, as well as deleting the marked programs.
>> However it is doable:
>> a. Press library.
>> b. Press skip forward.
>> c. Press blue to mark all programs on that page.
>> d. Press red and follow the prompts.
>> Of course, I am not here to detract you from getting the Tvonics. It's
>> a lovely box and I cannot fault it one bit. But the current situation
>> I am in now, i.e., no speech after a disk format, gave me the
>> motivation to write to this list and advise you all.
>> I am going to contact Rnib Monday to raise the above issues personally.
>> Alternatively if anyone from Rnib who is on this list would like to
>> contact me off list, please feel free to do so. Thank you very much.
>> Have a good day, and happy viewing!
>>
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