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On 5/1/17, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
> Ah what did ya do with it? On the subject of getting rid of stuff,
> anyone know someware where people sell stuff like this? Like an EBay for
> Blind devices?
> On 5/1/2017 8:32 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
>> Actually I've decided to rid myself of the VR Stream - even though
>> I've had it for only 24 hours.
>> I stand by what I said about the VR Stream - a nice and convenient
>> device to use - but it doesn't suit me.
>> I don't regret buying the Stream of course, now I have one I know
>> exactly what all the fuss is about concerning this device and I really
>> like the comprehensive feature set, I just don't like the quality of
>> that internla speaker and the slow way the unit behaves when connected
>> to the Internet.
>> Anyway now I know <smile>.
>> On 2/05/2017 9:28 AM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
>>> I've never thought of the Victor Stream's audio as being
>>> "muffled"...having said this, I think of it more like the sound of a
>>> 6-transistor radio!  If you plug it into a good speaker or a good set
>>> of headphones, you do get a pretty good sound!  But no...if I'm going
>>> to listen to any music on that thing, I'd much prefer an external
>>> speaker or headphones!
>>> Tom Kaufman
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Pc-audio [] On Behalf Of
>>> Dane Trethowan
>>> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 5:34 PM
>>> To: PC Audio Discussion List <>
>>> Subject: Re: Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation
>>> I just shake my head though when it comes to that muffled speaker for
>>> audio, all my phones do far better than what the Stream does but then
>>> again audio has always been a problem with the Stream.
>>> The handling of multiple format files - for recording as well as
>>> playback - is a welcom addition and - at the very least - the quality of
>>> audio from the headphones jack seems to be quite acceptable.
>>> On 2/05/2017 2:41 AM, 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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