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Re: Winamp again: questions

Gene
 

Have you tried following my instructions regarding using the Windows volume control?  Also, you could try switching the output plugin.  You are probably using the direct sound output plugin.  You might solve your problem by switching to the wave out plugin. 
 
Gene

Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Winamp again: questions

I have found out how to get into the winamp main window or the window of
what I'm playing and it changes, but it is still very low.  All I manage to
do is make it lower.  And it's a shame, because of all the players, I like
the sound quality of winamp the best.  Pam.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Koppelmann
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:16 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Winamp again: questions

Hi Pam and everyone,
I have the same problem with mty winamp, no matter what I do with the
volume control, it doesn't change.
thanks for mentioning that, I meant to bring it up last night when I
started this thread, but forgot all about it.
thanks,
bill

 




Re: hd stations

Gene
 

I have no idea.  HD secondary stations are often syndicated services or rebroadcasts of other stations.  An A.M. station, for example, may be broadcast on a secondary HD channel.  I wouldn't be surprised if secondary HD stations are usually available on the Internet.  Depending on what station you lost, it may still be streaming on the Internet.  Even the advantage of HD F.M. having more stations is close to meaningless with the enormous number of stations on line with better sound. 
 
the only reason I have an HD tuner is because there was a close out on a pretty good model Radio Shack used to sell.  obviously, hardly anyone was purchasing the tuners.  It was discounted from about 110 dollars to 27 dollars.  %That gives you an idea of the demand for HD radio.  I needed a tuner anyway so I bought the digital tuner.  At that price, why not?
 
About a year ago, our local fine arts station lost its digital signal and was available in analog only for three or four weeks.  I didn't hear one announcement regarding the loss of the HD signal or when it might return.  If more than a tiny number of listeners cared, I expect I would have heard some sort of on air announcement.  Again, another example of the lack of interest in HD radio in The United States.
 
While the additional stations may have meant something when HD radio was developed the digital and mobile revolution has made that advantage almost meaningless. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 4:24 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] hd stations

hi especially to those of us who like hd stations. we in St. Louis just
lost an hd 2, and I'm wondering justr how often that kind of thing happens?
thanks,
Bill



Re: Winamp again: questions

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have found out how to get into the winamp main window or the window of what I'm playing and it changes, but it is still very low. All I manage to do is make it lower. And it's a shame, because of all the players, I like the sound quality of winamp the best. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Koppelmann
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:16 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Winamp again: questions

Hi Pam and everyone,
I have the same problem with mty winamp, no matter what I do with the
volume control, it doesn't change.
thanks for mentioning that, I meant to bring it up last night when I
started this thread, but forgot all about it.
thanks,
bill


Re: options other than cable for television?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Have you actually checked on how much would com off your bill if you dropped cable and just kept the internet and phone? It's been my experience with these type of companies that you wouldn't save that much. You would probably pay the major portion of what you are paying now. If that is not the case, I would be surprised. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

I'm in the same boat as Carolyn. I guess being head of house hold, I could
just put my dictator hat on and out with the old and in with the new.I've
been tempted to remove my cable from charter and keep internet and phone.
Lol, yawl, it's ridiculous how much money I would save. I have everything
with charter.

I thought about switching over to direct, which I had them two years ago,
but I'm not sure of the overall cost, and I hate calling, because I get
trapped in a sails bitch storm. I think also with direct tv, something
about internet would also take 10 bucks off my cell phone which lords know
that would be helpful as my 4 devices run a pretty penny through AT&T.
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

We have the phone and internet bundle separate from our cable. The whole
bundle, if you combined them, with our two phone lines are not far south of
$200 a month. We complain about it, but haven't figured out a solution.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 2:48 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Yes, but when you have the tripple play for any one of these companies, and
you downgrade to either one or two of the things, you don't get that much
cheaper a bill. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: ratshtron
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 12:15 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

hmmm road runner is time warner's internet service. i am sure you could keep
the internet you have and not have their cable service or phone. i dropped
direct-tv two years ago because the bill just kept climbing and climbing and
just for the satellite service it was over
100 dollars and nothing special. for sure no movie chanels at all. we have
just an antena on our house and receive all of the major networks abc, cbs,
nbc,fox,and cw along with quite a few more networks that are not usually
found on cable like kozi tv, decades, the justice network and more. me-tv
sometimes is added to some cable packages but we get that over the air along
with antena tv and iey on tv as well as grit tv. we also get a hole bunch of
foreign chanels that we don't watch as well like you do with cable, lol! i
know that houston and dallas are a few of the major markets that have
service for movies using the airbox dvr that allows you to record one chanel
while you record another like you can with a cable dvr device. and you can
purchase a movie network for 20 a month without a contract.


Legend has it that on Sunday 1/31/2016 10:50 PM, Troy Burnham said:
----------------------------------------
Hi All,

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is
way too high. I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet
and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at
near $150.

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6
channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box
so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with
is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which
we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we
never watch.

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I
was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not
be aware of. Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I
don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and
tv like we have now. In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet
provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd
really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just
recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to
keep Road Runner for their internet.

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any
other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

Troy





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Re: jaws message

TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...>
 

Hi Billy,

I have heard that in my Outlook 2010, Windows 7, JAWS 14 configuration.

 

TerriLynne

 

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 9:37 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws message

 

Hello Billy,

I don't see the message in this Email.  You might want to try sending it again.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:29 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] jaws message

 

Hi guys, Extra line breaks in this message have been remove. This is the message I am getting using jaws17 and win10, Billy

 


Re: hd stations

james hooper <j.hooper3272@...>
 

hey bill james here in denver with lot of stations being sold etc we lost a few hd stations.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Koppelmann" <billmeister@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 3:24 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] hd stations


hi especially to those of us who like hd stations. we in St. Louis just lost an hd 2, and I'm wondering justr how often that kind of thing happens?
thanks,
Bill


hd stations

Bill K <billmeister@...>
 

hi especially to those of us who like hd stations. we in St. Louis just lost an hd 2, and I'm wondering justr how often that kind of thing happens?
thanks,
Bill


winamp: volume control

Bill K <billmeister@...>
 

Hi gene,
I followed your suggestion about using the run dialogue, and so I've turned the winamp volume down some and even the main volume down some.
Oh, you should know that I have an amplifer bass speaker thing, so I can turn up and down the volume that way, but still that doesn't always do the trick for me.
many thanks,
Bill K.


Re: a problem has occured

Michael <michael_boyd.70359@...>
 

No, I have only had to do this one time, recently, I added a new account to WLM, and started receiving this exact message. I suspected that the account had been set up wrong because I had chose to let the program configure the server and port settings automatically. So, I removed the account, then set it up again, selecting to manually set up these settings. I have not had a problem with the account since.
 
Michael,
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a problem has occured
 
So, you have to do this every time it happens?  How do you do that, and will you miss getting messages?  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a problem has occured
 
Remove the email account and then reconfigure it. This will remedy this problem.
 
Michael
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 2:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] a problem has occured
 
Hello gang
I’m using windows livemail, and windows seven.
I get this message sometimes and don’t understand why it’s happpening.  If I get this message once, I’ll get it ten twenty or so times in a row.  It will say Windows live mail, a problem has occured while trying to open this message.” I am missing a lot of my email do to this problem.  Does anyone know why I might be recieving this message?  I’m not finding anything wrong with wlm, or any other part of my computer when I get this message.
Ana
 
Feel free to join us at the following address
angelsonges+subscribe@groups.io


Winamp again: questions

Bill K <billmeister@...>
 

Hi Walt,
you said l. .
Bill -

Just for information, there is a WinAmp list for the blind.
Oh yes, I am on their list, but so often it takes so long to get my questions answered over there, but yes, that is an option.
Bill K.


Winamp again

Bill K <billmeister@...>
 

Hi Karl,
No, the up and down arrows don't seem to change the volume, and even if I turn it up with my mouse, that still doesn't help, so I guess I need to see what I can change in the volume control area.
thanks,
bill


Re: Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Monte Single
 

How old is your mobo.

 

From: Walt Smith [mailto:ka3lists@...]
Sent: February-02-16 3:07 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

 

What diagnostic software can I use to determine whether my motherboard supports SATA II or SATA III?

 


From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

One other minor but important consideration which occurs to me.  Make sure that your motherboard is new enough that it supports SATA III.  You can use a solid state drive on motherboards which only support SATA II, but you will not benefit from the full speed of an SSD.

 


Re: microwave oven, push button model

Monte Single
 

Hi Veronica,

What websites do you find accessible for recipes and which screen reader do
you use?
Thanks,
Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk [mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...]
Sent: February-02-16 3:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Whenever I want recipes I look them up on the internet. In fact just today,
I found several recipes for ambrosia fruit salad which I have been wanting
to make. I do have quite a few cookbooks in Braille but we are on a budget
so can't afford to buy many of those any more.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: john s [mailto:jschwery@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 5:23 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Billy, there are a bunch of cookbooks around for microwave cooking. I have
a few, in ebook form, myself.


earlier, Billy Inglis, wrote:
Hi John, thanks for this.
I'm wondering if there is anywhere I can get recipies regarding Micro
Oven cooking anywhere?, Billy

-----Original Message-----
From: john s [mailto:jschwery@...]
Sent: 01 February 2016 12:01
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

At the Walmart site, the bigger oven is no longer available.



earlier, Matt, wrote:
So I can understand that but how are you going to make a touch screen
accessible ? Also it is the size of the thing as well. This is not a
small 1 .0 cubic foot microwave. It is over twice that size at 2.2
cubic foot! Which is a fairly good size microwave. It also has
stainless steel inside and the wattage is 1250 . So you are paying
for much more than a cheap 1.0 cubic foot microwave oven.
Also Walmart has it for 159 bucks they are saying in stock at my store.
I don't need a microwave at this time. But I am going to town and if
they do have it in stock like the website say I will be glad to take
a look at it for someone. See link to Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Panasonic-2.2-Cu.-Ft.-1250-Watt-Microwave-O
ve
n-Stainless/9856756


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:11 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

People can choose to spend their money how ever they see fit, but I
am not paying $188 just for raised buttons. And $188 is quite of bit
of money for many blind individuals.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Well 188 bucks is not bad for a microwave of that size especially a
name brand and if it has raised buttons you can feel and it can be
made to be fairly accessible. As microwave is becoming more and more
un accessible to us. Most of them is going to touch pad or touch
screen and most will be touch screen in the near future. I don't know
what we are going to do as blind people if they don't make it that
all appliance must be accessible to the blind. This can be done but
needs to be done from the ground up. This is say where all appliances
should meet certain accessibility standards that is produce say in
2016 . this will take the US congress and the president to make this
happen. It would have to be a law or regulation put into place and if
the mfg.'s did not meet that in all new equipment made in 2016 and
after they get a hefty fine!. Now the problem is making up the standards
as well.
JMT!


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 8:50 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Does anyone on this list actually own this particular microwave? If
so, how accessible is it? Does it have tactile buttons for the
numeric keypad or does it use a rotary knob like the Sharp R-248BS to
set the cooking time?

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 8:29 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Here it is on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-NN-SN973S-Stainless-Countertop-Technolo
gy/d
p/B00XHE4Q38
Based on the description at least, it sounds as if it may in fact
have raised buttons. Although at $188, it is rather pricey for a
microwave.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan" <kimsansong@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Can you give a link to this product with the model number etc.
I'm getting my list ready for the tax refun lol.

I got confused with what we are talking about, a microwave or toaster
oven?
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Siman [mailto:alansiman@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 4:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Panasonic model NN-SN973S has a;; raosed bittons that you press and
capacity
is 2.1 cubic feet and 1250watts which is pretty powerful.

On 1/26/2016 1:18 PM, MamaPeach wrote:
*I wish they made one of these in a bigger size.*
*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp
model with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has
detents or clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of
point
9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp
web site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send
it.


John






















John






John


Re: Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2

Flor Lynch
 

Rajmund,

HD Radio and DAB are equivalent but different region digital audio system; but DAB is doing better in the UK and in a few other countries than HD Radio is in America. (I don't think, unless you have experience of HD Radio in the US(or Canada or some other country on the American continent - that you mean the digital audio broadcasting system that they are talking about.)

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 9:21 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2

Hello,
While HD will massively depend on the signal, we have 2 cars with DAB or HD, depends on the model, and difference between the 2, they do work well enough for what they are supposed to, so HD and DAB are well and alive. And it'll only be better, as time goes by.

----- Original Message -----
From: Robin Frost <robini71@...>
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date: Monday, February 1, 2016 6:52 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2



Hi,
As evidenced by my prior posts I already have the radio and set it up thanks to helpful contributors from this list.
And with all due respect in reference to the assertion that the model has been out of stock for months: when I bought it ten days ago there were 17 in stock and by the time I posted for help and someone asked where to purchase it two people I know had purchased it and it switched to out of stock. So perhaps sales to sighted and non-sighted alike are more brisk than one might think.
sparc also seems to be advertising heavily in Philadelphia the fifth largest media market in the US and every newer model of car I get into seems to come equipped with Hd radio so whether their days are numbered ultimately will be decided by the market itself I'd think.
Robin

From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 1:44 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2


This particular model has not been available on Amazon.com for months, which is apparently the only place where you can buy Sparc products. .. However, the SHD-T750, a tabletop model with most of the same features as the SHD-TX2, including voice prompts, is still available on Amazon.com for $149.99. This is the only other Sparc HD radio that offers the voice prompt feature. Contrary to your response from Sparc, I wonder whether their days are numbered because HD radio has failed to catch on with consumers and for all intents and purposes has been a commercial flop. So if you really have your heart set on buying an "accessible" HD radio, you might want to snap up an SHD-T750 while Amazon still has them in stock, because once they're gone, they may be gone for good.

http://www.amazon.com/SPARC-Radio-SHD-T750-Table-Alarm/dp/B00TE3L2HE/ref=sr_1_9"ie=UTF8&qid=1424734405&sr=8-9&keywords=sparc

Gerald



From: Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:47 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2

Hi,
Just one last follow-up on this topic. I did contact the Sparc company when I saw that the item had gone out of stock at Amazon and the link I had cited. I am pleased to say I got a prompt response from them indicating that the unit is still very much in production and they'd look into the out of stock status. I also entered into dialog with them concerning the fact that verbal prompts are off by default. they explained that they'd turned them on for a while but got complaints about it I'm assuming from visual people who hadn't need of them. So I gently explained that it'd be easier for sighted people to turn off an unwanted or not needed feature with a menu and display they could see and thus interact with than it is for visually impaired to approximate their way through turning said feature on. I also proposed that since they weren't shipping it with an audio description of button layout and how to turn on these needed features that they consider having such a documentation in written or audio form available as a download on their site.
I'm impressed with the prompt and polite response I received from them and just thought I'd share to allay the fears of some that such products are fly by night and thus bound to disappear as some have asserted.
Robin

From: Robin Frost
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 11:37 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2

Hi,
Here is its official maker's page
http://www.sparcradio.com/index.php/sparc-products2
And when you click buy for this model sadly it takes you to
Here is its url at amazon but sadly they're now out of stock.
http://www.amazon.com/SPARC-SHD-TX2-Portable-Speaker-Emergency/dp/B00VIVD7ZU/ref=sr_1_1"ie=UTF8&qid=1429731072&sr=8-1&keywords=sparc+SHD-TX2
I hope this helps.
Robin


From: Loy
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 11:06 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2

Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2
Sent from a Braille Sense


Re: hp 1006

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

LOL OK.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date: Monday, February 1, 2016 7:52 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hp 1006



Lmao!!!!!


I was in a meeting, so I couldn't respond but dammit, the printer was off!


So, respond back and laugh with me ok?
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 10:38 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] hp 1006

LOL this might be a stupid question, but did you also turn the printer on after connecting it?
----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 1:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] hp 1006

There is this printer at my job at the school district in my office. They switched me to another office, so I took the printer that was in the office to the new office.

I connected the printer into my laptop so I can print; however, it says it's offline. When I used the printer in the previous office with it connected to my laptop, it printed.

Why is it not printing now? How do I get it online.
Thanks.
Sent from a Braille Sense


Re: Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Carlos
 

None at least that I am aware of, but your motherboard specs will give you this information if you can find them online.

----- Original Message -----
From: Walt Smith
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

What diagnostic software can I use to determine whether my motherboard supports SATA II or SATA III?


From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

One other minor but important consideration which occurs to me.  Make sure that your motherboard is new enough that it supports SATA III.  You can use a solid state drive on motherboards which only support SATA II, but you will not benefit from the full speed of an SSD.
 


Re: options other than cable for television?

Brent Harding
 

The TV is digital, but analog in the sense of being able to receive the old analog cable signal or any low power stations that still exist over the air, and there's decreasingly few all the time as they are converting.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?


I didn't think so, either. My TV. is not an HDTV, but in order to change
channels on the TV itself, I have to push an up button or a down button. I
didn't think that was an analog tuner. Am I wrong? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 9:30 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

I think there has not been analog tuner TV's made in the last 10 years.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brent Harding" <brent@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?


I heard something online that within a couple years, new TV's won't have analog tuners any more, so I wonder what will happen for those people that live in apartments where the place has their own sort of in-house cable system? I have read this it could be very expensive for a complex to upgrade those to digital, where analog gear was relatively inexpensive. I don't think there are converter boxes that do the exact opposite of the ones that were out in 2009, convert analog private cable into digital RF in for the TV.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?


Yes, and how do we get TV audio? And what if we have company? Do we tell
them: "I'm sorry, but since I can't see the TV., neither can you"? Pam.
Pam.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rob
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 4:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



And if you live in an apartment,you probably can’t use a satellite dish
either, because many landlords and building managers forbid their
installation.
Goodlord, I'm glad I don't have a TV. I haven't had one since 2001, and
I don't plan on ever changing that lol. Besides, since we can't see it
anyway, it's sort of overkill. Just get TV audio since that's all we
really need. Plus I think a lot of cable companies offer streaming shows
now.












Re: microwave oven, push button model

Veronica Kirk
 

Whenever I want recipes I look them up on the internet. In fact just today,
I found several recipes for ambrosia fruit salad which I have been wanting
to make. I do have quite a few cookbooks in Braille but we are on a budget
so can't afford to buy many of those any more.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: john s [mailto:jschwery@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 5:23 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Billy, there are a bunch of cookbooks around for microwave cooking. I have
a few, in ebook form, myself.


earlier, Billy Inglis, wrote:
Hi John, thanks for this.
I'm wondering if there is anywhere I can get recipies regarding Micro Oven
cooking anywhere?, Billy

-----Original Message-----
From: john s [mailto:jschwery@...]
Sent: 01 February 2016 12:01
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

At the Walmart site, the bigger oven is no longer available.



earlier, Matt, wrote:
So I can understand that but how are you going to make a touch screen
accessible ? Also it is the size of the thing as well. This is not a
small 1 .0 cubic foot microwave. It is over twice that size at 2.2
cubic foot! Which is a fairly good size microwave. It also has
stainless steel inside and the wattage is 1250 . So you are paying for
much more than a cheap 1.0 cubic foot microwave oven.
Also Walmart has it for 159 bucks they are saying in stock at my store.
I don't need a microwave at this time. But I am going to town and if
they do have it in stock like the website say I will be glad to take a
look at it for someone. See link to Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Panasonic-2.2-Cu.-Ft.-1250-Watt-Microwave-Ove
n-Stainless/9856756


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:11 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

People can choose to spend their money how ever they see fit, but I am
not paying $188 just for raised buttons. And $188 is quite of bit of
money for many blind individuals.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Well 188 bucks is not bad for a microwave of that size especially a
name brand and if it has raised buttons you can feel and it can be made
to be fairly accessible. As microwave is becoming more and more un
accessible to us. Most of them is going to touch pad or touch screen
and most will be touch screen in the near future. I don't know what we
are going to do as blind people if they don't make it that all
appliance must be accessible to the blind. This can be done but needs
to be done from the ground up. This is say where all appliances should
meet certain accessibility standards that is produce say in 2016 . this
will take the US congress and the president to make this happen. It
would have to be a law or regulation put into place and if the mfg.'s
did not meet that in all new equipment made in 2016 and after they get
a hefty fine!. Now the problem is making up the standards as well.
JMT!


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 8:50 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Does anyone on this list actually own this particular microwave? If
so, how accessible is it? Does it have tactile buttons for the
numeric keypad or does it use a rotary knob like the Sharp R-248BS
to set the cooking time?

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 8:29 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Here it is on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-NN-SN973S-Stainless-Countertop-Technology/d
p/B00XHE4Q38
Based on the description at least, it sounds as if it may in fact
have raised buttons. Although at $188, it is rather pricey for a
microwave.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan" <kimsansong@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Can you give a link to this product with the model number etc.
I'm getting my list ready for the tax refun lol.

I got confused with what we are talking about, a microwave or toaster
oven?
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Siman [mailto:alansiman@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 4:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Panasonic model NN-SN973S has a;; raosed bittons that you press and
capacity
is 2.1 cubic feet and 1250watts which is pretty powerful.

On 1/26/2016 1:18 PM, MamaPeach wrote:
*I wish they made one of these in a bigger size.*
*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model
with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or
clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point
9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web
site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John






















John






John


Re: options other than cable for television?

Brent Harding
 

If I'm not mistaken, HD TV's take both, at least when it comes to cable. I'd say in the majority of cases, you could solve the no analog connection problem with getting a box, but some housing complexes run their own analog lineup and probably don't use boxes because that could be a lot for a landlord to have to deal with when they break, people take them to the cable company by mistake, etc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?


I didn't know that HDTVs had analog tuners. Mine is not, but as far as I
know, they stopped selling non-HDTVs about six years or so ago. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Harding
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:30 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

I heard something online that within a couple years, new TV's won't have
analog tuners any more, so I wonder what will happen for those people that
live in apartments where the place has their own sort of in-house cable
system? I have read this it could be very expensive for a complex to upgrade
those to digital, where analog gear was relatively inexpensive. I don't
think there are converter boxes that do the exact opposite of the ones that
were out in 2009, convert analog private cable into digital RF in for the
TV.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?


Yes, and how do we get TV audio? And what if we have company? Do we tell
them: "I'm sorry, but since I can't see the TV., neither can you"? Pam.
Pam.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rob
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 4:08 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



And if you live in an apartment,you probably can’t use a satellite dish
either, because many landlords and building managers forbid their
installation.
Goodlord, I'm glad I don't have a TV. I haven't had one since 2001, and
I don't plan on ever changing that lol. Besides, since we can't see it
anyway, it's sort of overkill. Just get TV audio since that's all we
really need. Plus I think a lot of cable companies offer streaming shows
now.


Re: options other than cable for television?

Brent Harding
 

My friend told me once with his bundle through Charter, removing the TV would actually make the whole bill either higher or not that much lower, but if one had all the channels, it's probably different. Back when I was in a charter area, their Internet pricing was about $30 a month cheaper than TWC internet for 10 mbps higher speed, making it 60 instead of 50.
.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan" <kimsansong@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?


I'm in the same boat as Carolyn. I guess being head of house hold, I could
just put my dictator hat on and out with the old and in with the new.I've
been tempted to remove my cable from charter and keep internet and phone.
Lol, yawl, it's ridiculous how much money I would save. I have everything
with charter.

I thought about switching over to direct, which I had them two years ago,
but I'm not sure of the overall cost, and I hate calling, because I get
trapped in a sails bitch storm. I think also with direct tv, something
about internet would also take 10 bucks off my cell phone which lords know
that would be helpful as my 4 devices run a pretty penny through AT&T.
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

We have the phone and internet bundle separate from our cable. The whole
bundle, if you combined them, with our two phone lines are not far south of
$200 a month. We complain about it, but haven't figured out a solution.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 2:48 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Yes, but when you have the tripple play for any one of these companies, and
you downgrade to either one or two of the things, you don't get that much
cheaper a bill. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: ratshtron
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 12:15 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

hmmm road runner is time warner's internet service. i am sure you could keep
the internet you have and not have their cable service or phone. i dropped
direct-tv two years ago because the bill just kept climbing and climbing and
just for the satellite service it was over
100 dollars and nothing special. for sure no movie chanels at all. we have
just an antena on our house and receive all of the major networks abc, cbs,
nbc,fox,and cw along with quite a few more networks that are not usually
found on cable like kozi tv, decades, the justice network and more. me-tv
sometimes is added to some cable packages but we get that over the air along
with antena tv and iey on tv as well as grit tv. we also get a hole bunch of
foreign chanels that we don't watch as well like you do with cable, lol! i
know that houston and dallas are a few of the major markets that have
service for movies using the airbox dvr that allows you to record one chanel
while you record another like you can with a cable dvr device. and you can
purchase a movie network for 20 a month without a contract.


Legend has it that on Sunday 1/31/2016 10:50 PM, Troy Burnham said:
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Hi All,

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is
way too high. I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet
and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at
near $150.

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6
channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box
so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with
is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which
we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we
never watch.

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I
was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not
be aware of. Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I
don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and
tv like we have now. In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet
provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd
really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just
recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to
keep Road Runner for their internet.

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any
other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

Troy





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