[BCAB] accessible tele

John Paton John.Paton at rnib.org.uk
Mon Jul 24 14:19:21 BST 2017


Thanks Ben,

I think TVPlayer should have a good spread of the channels. I was looking at it on a PC browser at the end of last week but couldn't get the AD to play. Does it have AD on the Apple TV?

I presume TVPlayer has resolved all of the licensing issues that TVCatchup had? 

Best regards,

John

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ben Mustill-Rose
Sent: 24 July 2017 13:53
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible tele

Hi,

I use the TVPlayer app and it seems to give me a fairly wide selection
of channels although I believe you are able to access more for a £4.99
P/M subscription.

Cheers,
Ben.

On 7/24/17, John Paton <John.Paton at rnib.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi Ben,
>
> When you say that you can watch all the Freeview channels do you mean all
> the PSB channels (BBC, ITV Channel 4 and Five) or the full range of Freeview
> channels such as Dave etc? Is that through a single app such as TVPlayer or
> do you need to install a list of apps to cover all the channels?
>
> I'll hook up our Apple TV later and have a play.
>
> Thanks,
>
> John
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ben
> Mustill-Rose
> Sent: 23 July 2017 15:42
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible tele
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm yet to convince anyone they should do this, but ditching normal TV
> and just watching everything online through the Apple TV sounds like
> it would be a viable option. There aren't as many apps for it as
> something like the Fire, but it's possible to watch all the Freeview
> channels plus some others, catchup using iPlayer with audio
> description, Youtube, Netflix, Now TV and some radio. There are also a
> wide selection of games available, none of which are accessible but
> when I've had sighted people over they've enjoyed playing them. For
> services that don't have apps you can Airplay from an iDevice which is
> a bit annoying but isn't that bad really.
> Because it runs VoiceOver you'll already know all the gestures, plus
> you can do things like pair a Bluetooth keyboard and braille display
> if you'd rather control the device like that. The remote doesn't use
> infrared which means that its range is very impressive: I can be
> anyware in my flat, take the remote out of my pocket, ask Siri to play
> something on Apple music and it just works. If you hook some good
> speakers up to it it can essentially be your music player as well.
> The only downside is that audio description on streamed TV isn't
> really a thing yet, so if you want to watch something with AD you'll
> be doing it via catchup.
>
> £130 for the 32GB model which is all you'll need really; less if you
> shop around a bit but make sure you're getting the 4th gen and not one
> of the older ones.
>
> Cheers,
> Ben.
>
> On 7/22/17, tom.reid21 <tom.reid21 at virginmedia.com> wrote:
>> Hi Ben, I want as much control over cntent as I can get, eg searching for
>> catchup programmes and using Iplayer...etc.
>>
>> If there is nothing that can give that, then, I'll work my way down.
>>
>> Tom
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ben
>> Mustill-Rose
>> Sent: 21 July 2017 21:30
>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible tele
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> What sort of content do you want to watch?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Ben.
>>
>> On 7/21/17, tom.reid21 <tom.reid21 at virginmedia.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Jackie, sounds great. I've got a virgin box connected to our tele.
>>> Would your tele work with that?
>>>
>>> Thanks, Tom
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
>>> Brown
>>> Sent: 21 July 2017 17:14
>>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible tele
>>>
>>> Hi Tom
>>>
>>> We have the Samsung UE40KU6400 which has full TTS.  It reads out all
>>> channel numbers and programme information, the remote control is
>>> nicely laid out, and I especially like the source button that lets you
>>> skip through any HDMI devices that are plugged in.  For example, we
>>> have our TVonics and Sky+ HD box on HDMI, and it is really easy to
>>> move between these and the TV tuner itself.
>>>
>>> Regarding the TV tuner, you can choose between Freeview, Satellite or
>>> FreeSat, and all channels, EPG and numbers are spoken, as are all the
>>> menus.
>>> When ours was set up, the guy tuned it to Freeview, but I retuned it
>>> myself to FreeSat because I think the signal is better.  I also have
>>> the TV standing on a Sonos PlayBase, and the sound is brill.
>>>
>>> The one we have is a 40-inch, but it was the smallest there is with
>>> TTS, so while it is a bit of an overkill, our visitors love it when
>>> they come round.
>>>
>>> Kind regards,
>>>
>>> Jackie Brown
>>> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
>>> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter:
>>> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
>>> tom.reid21
>>> Sent: 21 July 2017 16:56
>>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>> Subject: [BCAB] accessible tele
>>>
>>> I'd like suggestions for a tele that speaks what's on the screen so
>>> that we can search for programmes and have full control of its remote
>> control.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks, Tom
>>>
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