Yes but that shouldn't be an excuse. These companies must wake up. I
no of a manufacture who does allot better in hardware and wich players
wifi is much stronger. Soon it will be able to record internet radio
and its much cheaper. Also humanware is very slow to update, fix bugs,
and new features. All new promts are now spoken by heather, though
they claim the stream is one of the players with human speech, well
these days they may just as well remove the human voice altogether,
since they don't seem to want to change these promts to speak with it
any longer.

On 01/05/2017, Dane Trethowan <> wrote:
> Ah! well you've probably hit the nail right on the head when it comes to
> the download speed if everything goes through the Humanware server.
> Yep, the Wireless chip seems a little outdated but after all! we're
> talking all things Humanware and for the blind here aren't we <smile>.
> On 2/05/2017 12:43 AM, Gary Schindler wrote:
>> In addition to what you said about the slow download speed of the
>> Victor stream second generation, I feel that the chip for the wireless
>> receiver could be more sensitive. Another thing I believe is that the
>> internet streams seem to go through a server controlled by Humanware
>> for the most part. If there is a problem for some reason with there
>> server, the machine locks up even though you are connected to your
>> router. that being said, it seems to be the best all around device in
>> it's class for the money!
>> -----Original Message----- From: Dane Trethowan
>> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 10:24 AM
>> To: PC Audio Discussion List
>> Subject: Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation
>> Hi!
>> I just bought one of these units and would like to make comment on my
>> purchase.
>> Firstly I think that the unit does a brilliant job for what it is in
>> most respects.
>> The sound from the internal speaker is a little muffled however - having
>> already heard a VR Stream - I was already prepared for this, a bit of an
>> annoyance one might say so to overcome this I use a small BUniden
>> hand-held amplified battery speaker I've had for years, cost me $25
>> about 7 years ago, pity the Stream doesn't have Bluetooth but I guess a
>> product can't have everythint.
>> Now I don't know whether this is my unit in particular but I have
>> noticed that the downloading of data seems to be incredibly slow
>> compared to other devices I have on my network, I used the "Check for
>> Updates" function and - according to that - the firmware is up to date,
>> well at least the data does get downloaded I guess.
>> There's a hell of a lot of functionality packed into the VR Stream box
>> and a lot of this - such as the Internet Radio, podcasts and so forth -
>> I won't bother using - given I already have better solutions for that
>> sort of thing - but for those who don't the VR Stream provides a great
>> entry level to the world of Internet Radio and Podcasting.
>> Getting online with the Vision Australia library was a snap so I
>> downlaoded a couple of books.
>> Again, I have other Apps and so forth which I prefer to use myself but
>> the Stream is convenient for reading, no doubt about that even though I
>> read all my newspapers these days straight from the web site its good to
>> know I have a reliable backup.
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