[nfbmi-talk] This looks cool for those who don't have cable - FW:[The-Facts-Machine] Digital Radio

fred olver goodfolks at charter.net
Sun Feb 20 22:32:00 UTC 2011

This does not appear to be able to work with cable services because there is 
no way to input material accept through with the antenna. I had a similar 
thought, though, Fred, to Input the signal from a cable box and use it that 
way. It ought to be able to be done with slight modifications.

Fred Olver

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fred Wurtzel" <f.wurtzel at att.net>
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] This looks cool for those who don't have cable - 
FW:[The-Facts-Machine] Digital Radio

> From: the-facts-machine at googlegroups.com
> [mailto:the-facts-machine at googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Steve
> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2011 11:14 AM
> To: the-facts-machine
> Subject: [The-Facts-Machine] Digital Radio
> The following is a description of a digital TV radio that Richard Oehm, of
> Optacon repair fame, is able to produce and sell.  It costs $165 plus $17
> shipping.  If you're interested in purchasing this device, please contact
> Richard directly; his contact info is at the bottom of this e-mail.
> Steve
> The DTV radio I can offer to you is a modified version of what we sell to
> reader services that utilize one of the "alternate audio" channels on a
> terrestrial
> (off air) digital TV channel to carry their broadcasts.  This radio is
> fairly easy for a blind person to use, and the users instructions will 
> come
> in Braille or as an audio presentation on a compact disk.  The radio 
> doesn't
> have speech output, but its operation is fairly intuitive.
> The radio is housed in a small wooden cabinet with its own speaker.  There
> are rear panel stereo RCA type audio output jacks on this radio, that 
> allow
> you to connect this radio to your hi fi audio system.  The radio tunes all
> off air digital television channels from channel #2 to channel #69. This 
> is
> a digital TV
> receiver capable of decoding all ATSC formatted broadcasts.  This radio 
> will
> not receive any analog TV broadcasts if there are still any of these
> available in your area.  Additionally, this radio will not receive most of
> the TV channels carried by your cable company.  The radio has its own
> telescoping whip antenna for receiving DTV channels within approximately
> twenty to thirty miles from you.  You can also disconnect this built in
> antenna and use a superior indoor or outdoor tv antenna for better 
> reception
> of distant broadcast TV signals. A front panel keypad allows you to set up
> this radio for reception of digital TV channels in your area.  This front
> panel keypad also allows you to select and listen too, any of the 
> available
> tv channels and alternate audio programs available at your location.  The
> radio operates from standard 120 volt AC power outlets.  The radio cabinet
> measures eight inches high, twelve inches wide, and four inches deep. 
> These
> dimmensions asume that the telescoping whip antenna is in its fully
> collapsed position.  The radio comes with a two year parts and labor
> warranty.  The price for this radio is $165.00 each.  This price doesn't
> include shipping charges.  If you're interested in purchasing one or more 
> of
> these radios, let me know.  It can sometimes take us approximately fifteen
> to thirty days to deliver one of these radios.
> Very Best Regards,
> Richard Oehm
> Richard Oehm    E-mail: oehmelec at comcast.net
> Steve
> Lansing, MI
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