[BCAB] a new sky remote

Sandra Heaton sandra at sandras-place.co.uk
Thu Mar 22 14:10:46 GMT 2018


How long has this new sky remote been out.

Sandra.



Hi  Steve,


> On 22 Mar 2018, at 11:47, Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I have made another discovery too.  You can say Turn On Audio Description, or Turn Off Audio Description.
> 
> You can also say Move Forward Ten Minutes.  I was playing in a commercial break last night on one of our recordings, and I said Move Forward Two Minutes, and missed out most of the adverts.
> 
> This is really cool, and just strengthens my argument that Sky Q is superb.
> 
> All the best
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lawlor, Derry <Derry.Lawlor at agriculture.gov.ie> 
> Sent: 21 March 2018 08:46
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
> 
> Hi all well when I got home last night I had a look at the sky remote and  found that button, pressed it and said channel  141 and wow BBC1 came on for me, this is super.  Thank you all.
> 
> 
> 
> Derry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Farley via Bcab [mailto:bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> Sent: 20 March 2018 18:03
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Cc: John Farley
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
> 
> Thanks Steve.
> 
> I will need to bear that in mind when I want to change my mobile.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards, John.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Nutt [mailto:steve at comproom.co.uk]
> Sent: 20 March 2018 17:25
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
> 
> Hi John,
> 
> Long live Android.  It's better on Android than iOS.
> 
> All the best
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Farley via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: 20 March 2018 10:06
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Cc: John Farley <john_farley at btinternet.com>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
> 
> Hi Steve,
> 
> I think that the app is certainly not as easy to use as the Sky+ App. To me, at times, it is a very hit and miss affair to get hold of the TV listing.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards, John.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Nutt [mailto:steve at comproom.co.uk]
> Sent: 20 March 2018 09:21
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
> 
> Wow John, we have Sky Q and I live it, it's worth every penny.  And yes, I am totally blind.
> 
> The accessible remote helps you with program playing as does the app.  It is by no means perfect, but I certainly wouldn't be quite as negative as you.
> 
> All the best
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: john gallagher <john at pianotuner.plus.com>
> Sent: 20 March 2018 09:03
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
> 
> hi jackie i think it's just sky which i will not go with because of lack of access. as you will have seen i am in leeds very shortly to have a blind look around. now is your telly a 40 inch one i think it must be. again i could go on about this but for a totally blind person this tv aspect with regards to access is very very poor indeed. nothing seems to be actually done by the powers that be that should be doing something about it. for a lot of people who actually can see a screen it's fine but for the totally blind person it's rubbish. why should we pay out #700 just for something with access. for me sky at #75 per month is just not viable at all. i have just played chess or should i say attended the chess agm this weekend in derby and this hotel the hallmark have changed their prices. for a pint of beer it's five pound twenty and just for a little sandwich at lunch time it was twelve pounds thirty. so i walked down to the real ale pub for lunch. to me their's ripping off and ripping off. but let's see how i go this morning.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jackie Brown  <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com>
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 7:41 am
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Hi John
>> 
>> Does this work with any model of Sky box, or is it only for their 
>> latest
> model?
>> 
>> It's about time they got their act together.  For the money they 
>> charge,
> it's outrageous that they don't offer proper accessibility.  But then that's an old chestnut about companies making their TV equipment accessible, isn't it?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Kind regards,
>> 
>> Jackie Brown
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: John Farley via Bcab  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> To: his'Bcab Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>,"'john 
>> gallagher'"  <john at pianotuner.plus.com>
>> Date: Monday, 19 March 2018 23.20
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Yes, there is indeed one of these remotes available.
>>> 
>>> As far as I am concerned there are two elements of it that I make 
>>> use
> of.
>>> You can press the button on the side of the unit and tell it which 
>>> channel you would like to switch to. E.G. you say "bbc1", "alibi" or 
>>> whichever one you want.
>>> The other mode I use is to play back recorded programs. Here you 
>>> just press the button and say, for example, "new holby city" or the
> program you want.
>>> The problem I find with this is that if you have more than one 
>>> episode recorded it will play the first one and not the latest one.
>>> There is no speech feedback and so it needs sight to select the 
>>> correct
> one.
>>> There are other features where you can skip through a program or 
>>> back but again, without sight I cannot tell how far the recording 
>>> has been progressed.
>>> 
>>> I understand that Sky may investigate speech output at some time in 
>>> the future, but they will not commit on that.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Regards, John.
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Claire Potter [mailto:claire.potter99 at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: 19 March 2018 22.54
>>> To: john gallagher
>>> Cc: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] a new sky remote
>>> 
>>> Hi John, yes I have heard about this, I don't personally have one as 
>>> we don't use Sky, but I do know some VI people who do use one for 
>>> when they watch programs, it works by a set of commands which you 
>>> say to it, you can use it to move bckwards and forwards through a 
>>> programme while you watch it, and if I remember right you can also 
>>> ask it to play a particular programme but don't quote me on that 
>>> one. There is a really good podcast about it and I'll try and find 
>>> the
> link and send you it.
>>> 
>>> Warm regards, Claire Potter
>>> Follow my blog:
>>> https://potterspagesightsupport.wordpress.com/?ref=spelling
>>> 
>>> On 19 Mar 2018 22.48, john gallagher <john at pianotuner.plus.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> hi all
>>>> now i may have got this wrong i have heard adverts for a new sky q 
>>>> remote
>>> with the abillity to press a speak button and play programms. not 
>>> sure what else it can do but wonder if anyone has heard about it.
>>> maybe i have missed this and it has been out for a while.
>>>> 
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