I didn’t try the line-in recording function though I did note that - using this 
function - one can record to PCM Wave files at 44.1KHZ so surely this should be 
So if one really wanted to do high quality recordings one could use the line-in 
method and buy suitable equipment to take full advantage.

> On 3 May 2017, at 5:43 pm, Jamie Kelly <otrja...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The recording quality is ok for notes and meetings but not of high broadcast 
> quality as with the bookport plus or Plextor Pocket range.
> Jamie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] On Behalf Of Dane 
> Trethowan
> Sent: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 4:47 PM
> To: PC Audio Discussion List <pc-audio@pc-audio.org>
> Subject: 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 VR Stream.
> 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 <pc-audio@pc-audio.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.
>>>> Evan
>>>> -----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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