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Accessibility review of the Sony RDR-HXD890 hard drive and DVD recorder

In September 2008, Sony loaned MAA its latest standard definition hard drive and DVD recorder model, the RDR-HXD890. This model was tested for its captioning capabilities and ease of use.  Please note that this hard drive contains an analog input and in 2013, when the switch-over to digital signal is completed, this function will no longer be useful.

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A review of the LG RH2T250 HD DVD recorder

The LG RH2T250

LG Electronics loaned Media Access Australia an RH2T250, which is a combined hard drive and DVD recorder. This model has an inbuilt digital tuner, allowing digital reception with captions.

On testing the model we found that the RH2T250 is capable of displaying and recording captions.

The set up for the recorder was relatively simple and fast. The captions were displayed on a black background in coloured text and the font size and spacing was considered one of the best displays we have seen.

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How to find and view captioned videos on iTunes

Apple iTunes is a computer program that is used to download and play music, podcasts TV shows and movies. iTunes also allows you to organise and copy audio and video files to portable Apple products such as iPhone, iPod and iPad. You can download iTunes for free from the Apple website for either a Windows or Mac computer.

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