Pick up the meal finally become friendly
Sam Dunn Ever I told you that my favorite place to eat Mexican food? It's Rosa's Cafe, they got great meal, far better than Taco Bell and it's cheap than middle-class restaurant. Heck, Rosa's Cafe have excellent spicy salsa to dipping with nacho or with any meal. It starts with my hometown where they have, which is [...]
Wed, Jun 04 2008
Adult Swim finger-spelling bump
Sam Dunn To see in QuickTime for clear frame to frame. Click here. Friend of mine brought an interest video clip that been pick up from Adult Swim under Cartoon Network. It show the most speed-up finger-spelling. Whoa, it's too fast for most of us to read it. So, I made the copy and put on QuickTime [...]
Mon, Jun 02 2008
RANT: Videophone display on HDTV in wrong way
Sam Dunn Some deaf set videophone with HDTV, my thought, it’s pointless. Both Sorenson VP series and other videophone equipment are support only use in composite video (yellow cable) that go at 480i while HDTV display the resolution pixel: 480p, 720p or 1080p. While plug videophone to HDTV, the display looks blur compare to standard television. I [...]
Fri, May 09 2008
Turn your Sorenson VP into wireless
Sam Dunn I notice that most common videophone (VP) equipment being local next to router and modem. Few are willing to place VP for private conference such as in bedroom with wire (Cat5) around on floor. It makes thing look pretty ugly (messy). I asked, years ago, with several Sorenson staffs about if it's possible to turn [...]
Wed, May 07 2008
Someone sell beta VPAD on eBay (eek)
Sam Dunn The seller, at eBay, makes me sick. Sell for $599 after purchase $99 from DeafNation. Sold 3 Viable VPADs to the suckers (buyer) who brought it. I get bad feel for them, they would realize they get in their hand, is beta device. Sure, I understand that buyer brought it and sell whatever he want [...]
Mon, May 05 2008
Old Closed Caption device (warning!)
Sam Dunn I haven't seen it for a while. It's exactly I have, when I live with parents long time ago. But I don't want to see it again! Here is thoughtful from Grant Jr's “How Closed Captioning Changes our lives“.
Wed, Apr 30 2008
Do we need portable TV with closed captioning?
Sam Dunn I had quick thought about portable television. Since FCC required at least 13” with closed captioning (CC), so the question is. Are you interest to have portable television LCD with CC and ATSC (or digital antenna)? I had my reason that it would be good thing since NTSC will end and leave only ATSC available over [...]
Wed, Apr 23 2008
Good morning and Good night ASL
Sam Dunn My thought about how to give a great imagine without example on ASL in “Good morning” and “Good night”. Just being cute with you.
Tue, Apr 15 2008
Review: Viable VPAD
Sam Dunn VPAD which I make small preview on few months ago, have been sold only at DeafNation for best price to own one. Viable sell $99 plus tax. I must say I praise that someone have sell videophone equipment for anyone. I have been told about buy own video and it looks well successful that everybody [...]
Mon, Apr 14 2008
Laptop do the voice for you
Sam Dunn Being deaf and try make communicate with my sibling while he or she drive in vehicle. It was no fun and feel so limited. Most of my siblings aren't good catch my ASL. Sometime I can sign too fast. But It doesn't matter how slow I can. Since it is difficult for the driver to [...]
Mon, Mar 10 2008
Why can’t we BUY videophone?
Sam Dunn VRS have give away every deaf a free videophone. I felt its bad influence that may lead deaf become desperate for a free thing. The old quote in economy always said, “There is no such a free lunch”.
Mon, Mar 03 2008
CONFIRM: iPhone show movie with CC available
Sam Dunn I'm excited to announce news about iPhone. First, I would like to thank my friend e who own iPhone that she loaned to me. As you know I have movie Italian Job (2003) with Closed Caption which works great on iTunes on computer. Well, after I sync from my laptop to iPhone. It took quite some [...]
Sun, Feb 03 2008
iTunes is now closed caption available
Sam Dunn First thing, I’m relief by receive the news from AppleTV Source that tell me about iTunes does have closed caption available on movie. Right now, there are quiet few movies with CC available. It’s early, as I know it. Is there closed caption on both rent and buy? Yes, I’m excited to tell you that both [...]
Fri, Feb 01 2008
Hearing are like VIP and deaf ain’t
Sam Dunn So far, there are more and more online that offer video to enjoy, yet, almost every of them do not support subtitle (or closed caption). I have known about one or two sites such as NBC's HEROES (only that show in that site, nothing else) have weird subtitle view. It seems uncomfortable as if it's [...]
Tue, Jan 15 2008
Viable reveal new videophone at CES 08
Sam Dunn Someone poke me about what’s up in CES 08 about videophone. Why, VPAD the videophone is incredible looking as it come with nice features such as wireless network (802.11g/b), 10.2″ with touch-screen and digital picture frame. For more deep information about this VPAD, someone have found more answer about this product that you make seek. In [...]
Mon, Jan 07 2008
EyeTV rocks! But....
Sam Dunn I brought Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick along and EyeTV 2.5. It come with USB stick, remote and antenna and might EyeTV software for Mac. I have to saying it work awesome as it turn as DVR on my laptop. I use my external hard driver that keep away from eat data on my laptop. To tell you, I don't subscribe cable but I use OTA (Over-the-air) to receive several chan...
Wed, Oct 10 2007
iTunes: Closed Caption have been hint!
Sam Dunn First, I would like to said how glad I have hear about Apple introduce new iPod line called "iPod Touch" which have 3.5″ display, that ought be good viewable for anything include subtitle. I thought that device look so sexy and awesome, but no camera. That's okay. I have my own digital camera. It's always better than cell phone or PDA [...]
Fri, Sep 07 2007
Movie Theatre forget turn Caption ON!
Sam Dunn My friend, Eddie and I went to watch movie: The Simpson movie. So far, we thought it´s so funny. Most of laughable we haven´t seen for a while since television series have running for long time. However, we find very disappointment in first 5-10 minutes of the movie as we realize there isn´t OC (open-captioning) ON. Accord on the newspaper or Regal Entertainment [...]
Sun, Aug 19 2007
Deaf accessible train in Chicago
Sam Dunn For deaf who plan visit in Chicago and use Metra train.
Sat, Jul 07 2007
DVD´s subtitle in HDTV got a problem II
Sam Dunn Okay, after someone suggest that I should setup on DVD players. I learn something new and change the display from 4:3 to 16:9. And change HDTV's display from standard to "Fill" instead "Overscan" which will stretch wide. It show very nice. Unfortunately, I able to catch the another problem on both side that being chop. The subtitle appear [...]
Fri, Jun 01 2007
Are you plan to get new TV? BEWARE!
Sam Dunn Speak about television that already include Closed Caption (CC) at every market that been required under FCC that the display, at least 13″, able to provide the CC for hearing impaired. However, there are new technology lately include fancy remote to make easy for everybody. However, I have thought myself what I had seen or hear vary new television have more [...]
Mon, Apr 23 2007
DO NOT get Apple TV
Sam Dunn Apple TV is like another DVR but it work or compatible with iTunes and your TV turn into entertrainment for home. Please don't get get if you're deaf or not able to understand the tongue. I'm just saying that it's not lousy hardware but there is no closed caption or subtitle support. Since, there is no point you could download through iTunes [...]
Wed, Mar 21 2007
I wish iPhone should have?
Sam Dunn Apple Computer, Inc. have announcement yesterday (Tuesday) that been introduce new phone called iPhone. It like new PDA with whole touch-screen without pen stylus need. I thought it's so awesome. But after take a good look at their website that show nice details. It seem nice to have some cool features that have Google Maps, [...]
Wed, Jan 10 2007
Speak English or NO Soup for you!
Sam Dunn I haven't saying much about politic thing for a while time. The interest thing I saw on FoxNEWS that mention that in Ohio, the owner put the sign said “For service speak English”. That seem like a new discrimination. What about the outside countires who would be on tourist? What about deaf that must SPEAK [...]
Thu, Dec 07 2006
iTunes betray us II
Sam Dunn Okay, I have download iTunes 7.0 include new update QuickTime 7.1.3. So far, what I can look and take screenshot of movies. As you see this image, there is no Closed Caption or subtitle support on feature listing. I also look around on Preference or option as I play around. None in there. Sad? Of course, [...]
Wed, Sep 13 2006
iTunes betray us (deaf)
Sam Dunn Disappointment! And It’s still target for “normal” people who will listen: music, video and game. As there is still no subtitle or Closed Caption. There is no way I could enjoy to watch movies on my computer or new iPod. I’m struck with DVD movies. Once again, I’m going to remind Apple by send [...]
Tue, Sep 12 2006
iPod with Closed Caption Support?
Sam Dunn Since Apple, Inc. make announcement by give a sneak peek on Mac OS X 10.5 know as ?Leopard?, there saying that new version on Quicktime under Accessibility that support Closed Caption (CC). Closed captioning QuickTime currently supports closed captioning by including a text track alongside audio and video content. But improved QuickTime support will automatically display the [...]
Mon, Aug 07 2006
Review: Treo 700p (Sprint)
Sam Dunn Okay, here is a brief that I got a raise from my work which is excellent news. So, I decide and get new mobile phone since my Nokia 6822 seem have problem lately. So, I brought Treo 700p under Sprint. Yes, that’s right, I have switch from Cingular (as former AT&T Wireless) to Sprint. Oh, [...]
Mon, Jul 31 2006
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