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(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: Carson
Located in: Audio Visual
Carson DR-200 ezRead, Electronic Reading Aid, Projects Reading Material to Your Television
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4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
 
nearly blind mother loves it!
By JR from Columbus, oh. on 4/22/2009
Pros:
Attractive Design, Compact, Durable, Easy To Set Up
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Carson Carson DR-200 ezRead, Electronic Reading Aid, Projects Reading Material to Your Television:

96.5 year old mother is nearly blind and is afraid of technology. now reads daily and brags about her ability to use it. It is that easy and effective!! the larger the TV screen, the larger the letters.Am recommending it another friend w/Mac.Deg.

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Good image but tricky for elderly to use
By Charleston DaveVerified Purchaser from Charleston, SC on 4/8/2009
Pros:
Attractive Design, Compact
Describe Yourself:
Audiophile, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Carson Carson DR-200 ezRead, Electronic Reading Aid, Projects Reading Material to Your Television:

I purchased this for my elderly mother with advanced macular degeneration, hoping that she could use it for light reading. The image quality onscreen using a 50" plasma is large enough that she can now read greeting cards and short text. Built-in LEDs give good lighting and image. The onscreen image is clear with good contrast and reasonably good color. Magnification is fixed, so the bigger your screen the more the magnification. Unfortunately, the arrangement of power and signal cords drags on her lap desk and brushes clumsily against the reading material, making it hard for an older person to use (papers tend to slide sideways or get bent by the trailing cords). The machine's field of view is only a few inches wide, so a typical book requires moving the reader from side to side to follow a line of text. This requires some manual dexterity to stay on line. Also, the TV has to be switched to auxiliary input, and then back to the programming material when she wants to return to watching TV. These steps are too hard for her, so our use of the Carson has been limited by these issues.

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