[access-uk] Re: Book Courier versus Victor Stream

Steve,

As I could not speed up the Courier, I took no interest in its daisy
enhancements and just assumed there weren't any?  I have learned something,
so that is good.

Sadly my Courier appears to be coming near to the end of its life, but I
hope to coax it into life for my text files for a while yet.

David
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Steve Nutt
Sent: 22 October 2007 11:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier versus Victor Stream


Hi David,

I agree with you, but because you gave Courier such a slamming over Daisy,
and you didn't even know about how well it does it, I thought I should
correct you.  Daisy is very good on the BC now.  Slow to transfer, but very
quick to navigate.

All the best

Steve



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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
David Russell
Sent: 22 October 2007 10:04
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier versus Victor Stream


Steve,

I have updated the Courier but did not realise you could navigate daisy
books.  It is still a big disadvantage that you can't speed up the Courier
with talking books.

David
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Steve Nutt
Sent: 22 October 2007 09:44
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier versus Victor Stream


Hi David,

This is incorrect, as far as Daisy is concerned.  Have you updated the
firmware lately on your Courier?  You have complete navigation, including
Phrase, Heading 1 to 6, and Page navigation.  I have the Courier, Port and
Stream, and I would say that they are all pretty well equal now as far as
Daisy navigation is concerned.

Also, re text, the Courier has the advantage that you can switch on
punctuation if you want.  You can't do this with the Stream, so it is not as
good as the Courier for study.  You can't even spell out a word with the
Stream.

All the best

Steve



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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
David Russell
Sent: 22 October 2007 09:15
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier versus Victor Stream


Hi Jackie,

I have been a Courier user for a few years, and now have a Stream.  the size
is much about the same.  the Courier runs on AA batteries but the Stream has
a rechargeable battery.  The main use for the Courier is to read text files.
It does this very well if you like the doubletalk speech.  i got used to it
quickly and quite like it.  The Stream also reads text files but uses the
Samantha voice which is rather strange at first but is growing on me.  More
voices are apparently on their way.  So, not much in it for text files, with
the Courier possibly slightly ahead.  Music can be listened to on both
machines, but the Courier takes ages to load with music.  The Stream is
faster, particularly with a card reader.  I would not particularly recommend
either player as a primary music source, but they both do the job.  MP3
books can be handled by both.  With the Courier, you cannot speed them up,
but you can with the Stream, and it does not alter the speaking voice.  So
the Stream has the edge, but it is with talking books that the Stream wins
hands down.  You can listen to talking books on the Courier but they are
slow to load and you do not have navigational facilities.  On the Stream you
have full Daisy capability and you can speed up without deterioration to the
voice.  The Stream is a great talking book player.

the Stream is a little cheaper than the Courier, and upgrades are promised,
whereas it seems unlikely that we will have much more in the way of
improvements to the Courier.  So, much as I love my Courier, it has to be
the Stream for me.


David
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Jackie Cairns
Sent: 22 October 2007 09:06
To: Access UK Mailing List
Subject: [access-uk] Book Courier versus Victor Stream


Hi Guys

What are the differences between the Book Courier and Victor Stream, apart
from the type of storage cards used?  I know I'm going to be asked this
question later today, so I would like to be definitive in my replies.

I have used a BC, so can say with certainty what it can and can't do.  But I
haven't seen the VS, so would appreciate your thoughts on a comparison
between the two please.

Many thanks.

Jackie


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