The recording quality is ok for notes and meetings but not of high broadcast 
quality as with the bookport plus or Plextor Pocket range.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pc-audio [] On Behalf Of Dane 
Sent: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 4:47 PM
To: PC Audio Discussion List <>
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 <> 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 [] On Behalf Of 
> Hamit Campos
> Sent: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 3:07 AM
> To: PC Audio Discussion List <>
> 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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