moderated OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


K0LNY
 

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to
the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with
that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn


Dan Miner
 

I personally got a 43 inch FireTV by Amazon. The actual picture is not the best but useable I am led to believe. But For accessibility, it has been quite good in the Amazon supported apps and the major streaming apps. It gets trickier with the free and less known apps. I have connected an antenna for air-the-over channels and that works fairly well too. The switching to other inputs is accessible and depending on hardware the auto detect features work. I have an Apple TV 4k gen 1, accessible Blu-ray player and eARC soundbar. With all that, I can use the Fire TV remote for much of the operation of the components (Apple and Blu-ray included).

This has been my most accessible set up to date. The Apple TV was the most expensive part for me. 😊

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn


Curtis Delzer
 

Vizeo? quite accessible!


Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
Rialto, CA
curtis@...

On 9/15/2022 6:07 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to
the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with
that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn




Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Dan!

I noticed from your below that you have an " accessible Blu-ray player." May I ask what make and model it is?

Thanks,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Miner
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

I personally got a 43 inch FireTV by Amazon. The actual picture is not the best but useable I am led to believe. But For accessibility, it has been quite good in the Amazon supported apps and the major streaming apps. It gets trickier with the free and less known apps. I have connected an antenna for air-the-over channels and that works fairly well too. The switching to other inputs is accessible and depending on hardware the auto detect features work. I have an Apple TV 4k gen 1, accessible Blu-ray player and eARC soundbar. With all that, I can use the Fire TV remote for much of the operation of the components (Apple and Blu-ray included).

This has been my most accessible set up to date. The Apple TV was the most expensive part for me. 😊

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn


Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Glenn!

I have read that Samsung's "Insignia" line of smart TVs are very accessible.
Apparently, they recently won awards for that aspect by some European
organization. Google them!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to
deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn


Gene Warner
 

Hi all!

Dan, I too would like to know more about this accessible blue ray player you have.

I would also like any recommendations anyone can offer for an accessible TV that I plan to use as a streaming player. I am going to cut the cord on cable later this year and currently don't have a TV or a streaming player. I tried a Roku stream bar and Roku's choice for a TTS is, in a word, criminal. It's basically like listening to someone with a mouth full of marbles.

Gene...

On 9/16/2022 11:01 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
Hi Dan!
I noticed from your below that you have an " accessible Blu-ray player." May I ask what make and model it is?
Thanks,
Richard
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Miner
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations
I personally got a 43 inch FireTV by Amazon. The actual picture is not the best but useable I am led to believe. But For accessibility, it has been quite good in the Amazon supported apps and the major streaming apps. It gets trickier with the free and less known apps. I have connected an antenna for air-the-over channels and that works fairly well too. The switching to other inputs is accessible and depending on hardware the auto detect features work. I have an Apple TV 4k gen 1, accessible Blu-ray player and eARC soundbar. With all that, I can use the Fire TV remote for much of the operation of the components (Apple and Blu-ray included).
This has been my most accessible set up to date. The Apple TV was the most expensive part for me. 😊
Dan
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations
Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?
Thanks.
Glenn


Paul Faucheux
 

Hi glenn try the insignia line of fire tv edition smart tvs. They
have alexa built in and have voice view as a screen reader built in as well
I had the same issue of accessibility as you as I am also blind and found
that amazon does a good job as far as accessibility. You can find the
insignia line at best buy. And other fire tv edition smart tvs on amazon.com
hope this helps if you have any questions you can reach me at 985 662-0536
or pf112781@....

Paul faucheux in Hammond louisiana

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to
deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn


Gerald Levy
 


Kindly take this discussion to one of the general tech lists.  Just because someone added "OT" to the subject line does not give you or anyone else the right to hijack this list and turn it into a forum about accessible TV's, which has absolutely nothing to do with JAWS.  The list description is quite clear that this list is a forum for the discussion of JAWS-related issues, not accessible TV's.  Just because the moderator is persona non gratis does not mean that anything goes.


Gerald



On 9/16/2022 11:05 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi Glenn!

I have read that Samsung's "Insignia" line of smart TVs are very accessible.
Apparently, they recently won awards for that aspect by some European
organization.  Google them!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to
deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn 











Dan Miner
 

The Blu-ray player I got is
Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Streaming Blu-Ray Player link

It isn't 100% as I discovered when trying to configure WiFI and the firmware update wizard. But the rest of the features (non 3rd party apps) do speak using something that sounds much like Flite (open source small TTS). If someone knows of something even better, then I would love to hear from you.

The TV itself is
Amazon Fire TV 43" 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV link

I didn't care about picture quality and wanted something low cost and I have lots of echo devices and thus it meshes into my existing ecosystem.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi all!

Dan, I too would like to know more about this accessible blue ray player you have.

I would also like any recommendations anyone can offer for an accessible TV that I plan to use as a streaming player. I am going to cut the cord on cable later this year and currently don't have a TV or a streaming player. I tried a Roku stream bar and Roku's choice for a TTS is, in a word, criminal. It's basically like listening to someone with a mouth full of marbles.

Gene...



On 9/16/2022 11:01 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
Hi Dan!

I noticed from your below that you have an " accessible Blu-ray player." May I ask what make and model it is?

Thanks,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Miner
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

I personally got a 43 inch FireTV by Amazon. The actual picture is not the best but useable I am led to believe. But For accessibility, it has been quite good in the Amazon supported apps and the major streaming apps. It gets trickier with the free and less known apps. I have connected an antenna for air-the-over channels and that works fairly well too. The switching to other inputs is accessible and depending on hardware the auto detect features work. I have an Apple TV 4k gen 1, accessible Blu-ray player and eARC soundbar. With all that, I can use the Fire TV remote for much of the operation of the components (Apple and Blu-ray included).

This has been my most accessible set up to date. The Apple TV was the
most expensive part for me. 😊

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn /
Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn
















K0LNY
 

My wife was looking at Visio, but I wonder if they are all accessible?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Delzer" <curtis@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Vizeo? quite accessible!


Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
Rialto, CA
curtis@...

On 9/15/2022 6:07 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to
the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with
that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options,
like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn





Gene Warner
 

Sounds like somebody who likes to think that he is important when he's just another sound bite in the general noise.

On 9/16/2022 11:27 AM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:
Kindly take this discussion to one of the general tech lists.  Just because someone added "OT" to the subject line does not give you or anyone else the right to hijack this list and turn it into a forum about accessible TV's, which has absolutely nothing to do with JAWS.  The list description is quite clear that this list is a forum for the discussion of JAWS-related issues, not accessible TV's.  Just because the moderator is persona non gratis does not mean that anything goes.
Gerald
On 9/16/2022 11:05 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
Hi Glenn!

I have read that Samsung's "Insignia" line of smart TVs are very accessible.
Apparently, they recently won awards for that aspect by some European
organization. Google them!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From:main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:08 PM
To:main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to
deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn










K0LNY
 


Are you the list moderator?
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Kindly take this discussion to one of the general tech lists.  Just because someone added "OT" to the subject line does not give you or anyone else the right to hijack this list and turn it into a forum about accessible TV's, which has absolutely nothing to do with JAWS.  The list description is quite clear that this list is a forum for the discussion of JAWS-related issues, not accessible TV's.  Just because the moderator is persona non gratis does not mean that anything goes.


Gerald



On 9/16/2022 11:05 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
Hi Glenn!

I have read that Samsung's "Insignia" line of smart TVs are very accessible.
Apparently, they recently won awards for that aspect by some European
organization.  Google them!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to
deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn 











guy schlosser
 

I have an lg TV, and it is very accessible. If you would like more detail, feel free to email me off list. 

JAWS Certified, 2021, https://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/Certification

On Sep 16, 2022, at 12:03 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


Are you the list moderator?
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Kindly take this discussion to one of the general tech lists.  Just because someone added "OT" to the subject line does not give you or anyone else the right to hijack this list and turn it into a forum about accessible TV's, which has absolutely nothing to do with JAWS.  The list description is quite clear that this list is a forum for the discussion of JAWS-related issues, not accessible TV's.  Just because the moderator is persona non gratis does not mean that anything goes.


Gerald



On 9/16/2022 11:05 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
Hi Glenn!

I have read that Samsung's "Insignia" line of smart TVs are very accessible.
Apparently, they recently won awards for that aspect by some European
organization.  Google them!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to
deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn 











Joseph Machise
 


hi can you give us on the list the model and make.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

I have an lg TV, and it is very accessible. If you would like more detail, feel free to email me off list. 


On Sep 16, 2022, at 12:03 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


Are you the list moderator?
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Kindly take this discussion to one of the general tech lists.  Just because someone added "OT" to the subject line does not give you or anyone else the right to hijack this list and turn it into a forum about accessible TV's, which has absolutely nothing to do with JAWS.  The list description is quite clear that this list is a forum for the discussion of JAWS-related issues, not accessible TV's.  Just because the moderator is persona non gratis does not mean that anything goes.


Gerald



On 9/16/2022 11:05 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
Hi Glenn!

I have read that Samsung's "Insignia" line of smart TVs are very accessible.
Apparently, they recently won awards for that aspect by some European
organization.  Google them!

Bye,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to
deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn 











Mich Verrier
 

Hi I to would like to know about your blue ray player the moddle number ane stuff since I have been looking for one for a while. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: September 16, 2022 11:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi Dan!

I noticed from your below that you have an " accessible Blu-ray player." May I ask what make and model it is?

Thanks,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Miner
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

I personally got a 43 inch FireTV by Amazon. The actual picture is not the best but useable I am led to believe. But For accessibility, it has been quite good in the Amazon supported apps and the major streaming apps. It gets trickier with the free and less known apps. I have connected an antenna for air-the-over channels and that works fairly well too. The switching to other inputs is accessible and depending on hardware the auto detect features work. I have an Apple TV 4k gen 1, accessible Blu-ray player and eARC soundbar. With all that, I can use the Fire TV remote for much of the operation of the components (Apple and Blu-ray included).

This has been my most accessible set up to date. The Apple TV was the most expensive part for me. 😊

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn


Mich Verrier
 

Hi Dan. Thanks for this info. I will look up this player. My question is when setting it up does it walk you through setting up with tts? Or do you need sighted help? Many thanks. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Miner
Sent: September 16, 2022 11:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

The Blu-ray player I got is
Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Streaming Blu-Ray Player link

It isn't 100% as I discovered when trying to configure WiFI and the firmware update wizard. But the rest of the features (non 3rd party apps) do speak using something that sounds much like Flite (open source small TTS). If someone knows of something even better, then I would love to hear from you.

The TV itself is
Amazon Fire TV 43" 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV link

I didn't care about picture quality and wanted something low cost and I have lots of echo devices and thus it meshes into my existing ecosystem.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi all!

Dan, I too would like to know more about this accessible blue ray player you have.

I would also like any recommendations anyone can offer for an accessible TV that I plan to use as a streaming player. I am going to cut the cord on cable later this year and currently don't have a TV or a streaming player. I tried a Roku stream bar and Roku's choice for a TTS is, in a word, criminal. It's basically like listening to someone with a mouth full of marbles.

Gene...



On 9/16/2022 11:01 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:
Hi Dan!

I noticed from your below that you have an " accessible Blu-ray player." May I ask what make and model it is?

Thanks,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Miner
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

I personally got a 43 inch FireTV by Amazon. The actual picture is not the best but useable I am led to believe. But For accessibility, it has been quite good in the Amazon supported apps and the major streaming apps. It gets trickier with the free and less known apps. I have connected an antenna for air-the-over channels and that works fairly well too. The switching to other inputs is accessible and depending on hardware the auto detect features work. I have an Apple TV 4k gen 1, accessible Blu-ray player and eARC soundbar. With all that, I can use the Fire TV remote for much of the operation of the components (Apple and Blu-ray included).

This has been my most accessible set up to date. The Apple TV was the
most expensive part for me. 😊

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn /
Lenny
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations

Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is similar to the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options, like scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn
















K0LNY
 

I wonder if folks can post the steps for invoking accessibility on their
TVs.
I want to be prepared to try that at the store if we don't get a fire TV.
Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Delzer" <curtis@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Vizeo? quite accessible!


Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
Rialto, CA
curtis@...

On 9/15/2022 6:07 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to
the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with
that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options,
like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn





Feliciano G
 

Hi,
From my experience, the insignia TVs that have fire TV included are not worth the money. They seem to have slow processors and fire TV is slow and unreliable. You are better off getting a fire cube or fire TV stick and connect it to a TV.

Feliciano
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On Sep 16, 2022, at 1:54 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:

I wonder if folks can post the steps for invoking accessibility on their
TVs.
I want to be prepared to try that at the store if we don't get a fire TV.
Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Delzer" <curtis@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Vizeo? quite accessible!


Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
Rialto, CA
curtis@...

On 9/15/2022 6:07 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to
the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with
that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options,
like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn













K0LNY
 

If I could find the right adapter, I would do to a firestick what I did with
my Roku stick.
I have a HDMI to VGA adapter, it's about the same size as the Roku stick,
and I can plug in a little speaker and have a TV in my pocket.
The Firesticks have a male HDMI port, so I need an adapter with a female
end, or an gender bender for the HDMI to VGA adapter I already have.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Feliciano G" <theblindman12v@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Hi,
From my experience, the insignia TVs that have fire TV included are not
worth the money. They seem to have slow processors and fire TV is slow and
unreliable. You are better off getting a fire cube or fire TV stick and
connect it to a TV.

Feliciano
For tech tips and updates:
LIKE www.facebook.com/theblindman12v
Follow www.twitter.com/theblindman12v
Follow www.instagram/TheBlindMan12v
those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones
who do. -Steve Jobs

On Sep 16, 2022, at 1:54 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:

I wonder if folks can post the steps for invoking accessibility on their
TVs.
I want to be prepared to try that at the store if we don't get a fire TV.
Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Delzer" <curtis@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Vizeo? quite accessible!


Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
Rialto, CA
curtis@...

On 9/15/2022 6:07 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to
the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with
that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options,
like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn













Gene Warner
 

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On 9/16/2022 5:19 PM, Feliciano G wrote:
Hi,
From my experience, the insignia TVs that have fire TV included are not worth the money. They seem to have slow processors and fire TV is slow and unreliable. You are better off getting a fire cube or fire TV stick and connect it to a TV.
Feliciano
For tech tips and updates:
LIKE www.facebook.com/theblindman12v
Follow www.twitter.com/theblindman12v
Follow www.instagram/TheBlindMan12v
those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. -Steve Jobs

On Sep 16, 2022, at 1:54 PM, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:

I wonder if folks can post the steps for invoking accessibility on their
TVs.
I want to be prepared to try that at the store if we don't get a fire TV.
Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Delzer" <curtis@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2022 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: OT, Accessible TV Recommendations


Vizeo? quite accessible!


Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
Rialto, CA
curtis@...

On 9/15/2022 6:07 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hi All,
We are looking for an accessible smart TV.
Perhaps smart TVs might be all we can get new any more.
Wal-mart has a lot, some Philips and Roku TVs.
I'm reluctant to get a Roku, because I have a Roku stick device that is
similar to
the Firestick, but the TTS is terrible, and I would not want to deal with
that deplorable voice in the TV menus.
But I want to be able to access the TV menus and set up input options,
like
scanning the antenna and selecting HDMI lines too.
Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn