Re: Sound only
- From: "Steve" <removethis.np.200802@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:30:33 -0000
"Mike" <mikerew66@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Dave wrote <<Was the old unit specially produced for this job?>> Yes.
a small box with just three easily used dials: channel, volume & tone.
looking for a direct replacement (or, as near as possible).
The RNIB can't suggest anything similar, but they do point out that
new digital services have Audio Description which is supposed to
enhance the experience.
There are only a few mass-produced freeview boxes with Audio Description,
Tvonics MDR-250 & MFR-300, RNIB (made by Tvonics) and Currys Logik LDR-V3
or the stupidly expensive Portset medis centre box.
Ignioring the Portset which is indeed an all in one unit but costs £900. At
approx £50 each, of the others the Tvonics MFR-300 is only of use with a TV
as it only has RF analogue output, the Tvonics MDR-250, the RNIB unit and
the Logik all seem to be basically the same box to which you would need to
add something like some mains powerd PC speakers or hi-fi (with a scart
adapter to get at the audio) and the use of a TV to initially setup and
otherwise configure them.
Web addresses (you obviously have the RNIB website one)
http://www.currys.co.uk (select tv, digital services, freeview, then find
the box) their URL was session based so would not work here.
The satellite channels also have an Audio Description track so Sky or
Freesat may be a way to go as (I think) all boxes are capable of using the
AD track so the choice may be bigger as long as you can set them to use the
AD track by default - you still need the speakers and scart adapter and use
of TV for setting up though .
Hope that is of use.
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