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Old December 1st 16, 10:12 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Brian Gaff
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If panasonics latest models of tvs still have the spoken menus and program
guide muchvaunted a couple of years ago, or has this become a casualty of
their outsourcing cheapskate backtracking
?
At present the only brand of TV I know has it is Samsung. and personally I
feel all tvs should have this as standard. its really not much to ask and we
are an aging population after all.
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Old December 2nd 16, 01:48 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Jeff Layman[_2_]
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My Panasonic TX-55CX680B bought just under a year ago has some voice
guidance. There is no voice guidance with the help menu or full
programme guide, but when you change channel the programme title,
channel, and start and finish time are announced.

As this is a "smart" TV there is a web browser built-in where some voice
guidance is supported. From the manual:
Web browser voice guidance on/off
"Set to On to enable voice guidance of the network content in web browser
function."

Hope this makes some sense.

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On 01/12/16 22:12, Brian Gaff wrote:
If panasonics latest models of tvs still have the spoken menus and program
guide muchvaunted a couple of years ago, or has this become a casualty of
their outsourcing cheapskate backtracking
?
At present the only brand of TV I know has it is Samsung. and personally I
feel all tvs should have this as standard. its really not much to ask and we
are an aging population after all.
Brian



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Old December 2nd 16, 05:02 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Brian Gaff
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Sad as their first efforts had the program guide spoken as well, just like
it is on the smart talk box from Goodmans. Sadly when they stop using sd
type channels it will be a door stop.
I find it hard to believe that this sort of thing is an afterthought. I was
around a friends who use who is quite elderly and she has to go right up to
the screen to read the menus on full magnification mode.
Seems odd when talking timepieces abound at very cheap prices but something
lifelike a TV is very seldom going to have this. Back in the 80s Sharp
started to do it on their videos but the problem was the voices back then
were like robots. Nowadays they are real peoples voices being used, albeit
fragmented into phonemes in the same way as before, but they sound a whole
lot better. Since Google Android phone now have a voice, how is it that tvs
which often are based on similar software, don't. Indeed the Google plug in
smart device based on Android for your telly now has voice help but of
course it cannot help the normal tv functions.

Brian

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My Panasonic TX-55CX680B bought just under a year ago has some voice
guidance. There is no voice guidance with the help menu or full programme
guide, but when you change channel the programme title, channel, and start
and finish time are announced.

As this is a "smart" TV there is a web browser built-in where some voice
guidance is supported. From the manual:
Web browser voice guidance on/off
"Set to On to enable voice guidance of the network content in web browser
function."

Hope this makes some sense.

--

Jeff


On 01/12/16 22:12, Brian Gaff wrote:
If panasonics latest models of tvs still have the spoken menus and
program
guide muchvaunted a couple of years ago, or has this become a casualty of
their outsourcing cheapskate backtracking
?
At present the only brand of TV I know has it is Samsung. and personally
I
feel all tvs should have this as standard. its really not much to ask and
we
are an aging population after all.
Brian





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Old December 2nd 16, 06:29 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Jeff Layman[_2_]
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My Panasonic TV does not use Android. It uses Firefox OS. I had a look
on Panasonic's website for their current TVs (one HD, one 4K) and
downloaded the manuals out of interest. The voice guidance is identical
to mine, and both TVs still use Firefox OS.

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Jeff


On 02/12/16 17:02, Brian Gaff wrote:
Sad as their first efforts had the program guide spoken as well, just like
it is on the smart talk box from Goodmans. Sadly when they stop using sd
type channels it will be a door stop.
I find it hard to believe that this sort of thing is an afterthought. I was
around a friends who use who is quite elderly and she has to go right up to
the screen to read the menus on full magnification mode.
Seems odd when talking timepieces abound at very cheap prices but something
lifelike a TV is very seldom going to have this. Back in the 80s Sharp
started to do it on their videos but the problem was the voices back then
were like robots. Nowadays they are real peoples voices being used, albeit
fragmented into phonemes in the same way as before, but they sound a whole
lot better. Since Google Android phone now have a voice, how is it that tvs
which often are based on similar software, don't. Indeed the Google plug in
smart device based on Android for your telly now has voice help but of
course it cannot help the normal tv functions.

Brian


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Old December 3rd 16, 01:00 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Andy Burns[_12_]
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Default Does anyone know

Martin wrote:

Firefox OS is an open-source operating system
made for smartphones, tablet computers and smart TVs


Probably more accurate to say "was" than "is".

Mozilla have ceased development, so unless any phone/TV manufacturers
take over, it's a dead-end.

 




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