I love my Victor Stream. 
The best thing about it is how easy it is to listen to and locate internet 
radio stations.

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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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