Portset Digital Media Centre

Manufactured by Portset Systems Ltd

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Priced from £859  (Exc. VAT)

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Multimedia device with range of functions.


  • designed to make digital Freeview services of television, radio and teletext available to blind and partially sighted users
  • program details and function keys on integral keyboard produce speech output
  • integral control panel comprises - rotary volume control, personal headphone connector, integral stereo speakers, CD/DVD slot and smart card interface
  • functions include - automatic tuning, daily updates of seven-day program guide, audio description, spoken navigational teletext, pause and resume of live programs, record and playback from internal memory, audio mute, selection of channels by name and channel number
  • music CD player
  • Daisy talking book player


  • remote control with speech output
  • DVD with audio description

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Manufacturer's contact details

Portset Systems Ltd
14 Palmerston Business Park
Palmerston Drive
(01489) 893919

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From £859  Exc. VAT (?) inc vat(?) Last checked: 23 September 2014
Portset Systems Ltd
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Head office
14 Palmerston Business Park
Palmerston Drive

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Portset Systems Ltd 's name for this product is Portset Digital Media Centre

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anonymous: while the portset media center appears to be a useful product, as with many devices catering for people with specific needs( in this case impaired vision), i would level two criticisms, namely ONE the price is prohibitive for the majority of visually impaired people simple because , in most cases, they are not able to draw in sufficient funds due to lack of consistent employment opportunities.TWO while portset wax lyrical about their products, the accompanying documentation is not available for download as far as i can ascertain. consequently i would advise VI customers to just get a cheap telly, , a speech enabled freeview adapter and pay the concessionary license fee.( I could say more about that but that would take the matter well off topic)

24 October 2012