I don't know, why the Hims Blaze ET has not been menchened as it's a scarrylly
cool unit that also has Bluetooth support.
Fra: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] På vegne af Dane Trethowan
Sendt: 3. maj 2017 08:47
Til: PC Audio Discussion List <email@example.com>
Emne: Re: Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation
Yep, convenient may be but the unit does have its limitations as we’ve
discussed here, the Wi-Fi connectivity being a very serious limitation and -
given the speed of the Wi-Fi - one wouldn’t really want to try and download a
good quality audio stream.
And again we come to that bloody awful internal speaker.
Another interesting point and its not critical just an observation, I wonder
why Human ware didn’t include the ability to be able to browse NAS storage
devices or other computers on a network for files? Just about every other
device I know of these days - that can play Internet radio stations - haas this
handy feature which and I reckon it would be an absolute boom! for users of a
Perhaps I’m talking about a future VR Stream update though hHumanware take my
advice, don’t make the update too big or it will take until Christmas for the
VR Stream users to download <smile>.
Regarding my own streaM/ Its found a good home so I’m happy about that.
> On 2 May 2017, at 4:34 am, Peter Scanlon <sca...@tpg.com.au> wrote:
> I love my Victor Stream.
> The best thing about it is how easy it is to listen to and locate internet
> radio stations.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] On Behalf Of
> Hamit Campos
> Sent: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 3:07 AM
> To: PC Audio Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation
> Yeah I've not heard this before either. But perhaps other people either
> didn't have the issue or they just axepted it.
> On 5/1/2017 12:59 PM, Chris Skarstad wrote:
>> I'll be purchasing one of these very soon, so will be able to report
>> on it when i get it. I have a super-fast connection with Verizon
>> Fios, so downloading books manually and transfering them to the
>> player won't be an issue if the download speeds on the player are as
>> slow as some of you guys say they are. I'm kind of shocked that this
>> is just now coming up, as the new generation stream has been out for
>> some time now. I thought this would've been mentioned sooner, but
>> maybe I skipped over it as I wasn't in the market for one at that
>> time, i'm not sure. I'll certainly let you guys know my experiences.
>> On 5/1/2017 12:41 PM, Evan Reese wrote:
>>> As to slow downloading of data, I have noticed with ours, and those
>>> of some friends, that it doesn't seem to have a great wi-fi
>>> transceiver in it. Even when I'm close to my router, it usually says
>>> that reception is poor.
>>> Other than that, you are right, a lot of functionality in that
>>> little package.
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Dane Trethowan
>>> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 10:24 AM
>>> To: PC Audio Discussion List
>>> Subject: Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation
>>> 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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