[access-uk] Re: book courier, victor stream, milestone??

Hi Karen,

Listening to the voice on the Stream, it is Samantha Vocaliser from Nuance.
This voice doesn't lend itself to high speed, and so Book Courier with
Doubletalk would still be my preference for cranking it up.  Human-sounding
concatenated voices are OK, but not great at high speeds.

Just my opinion.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Karen Burgess
Sent: 16 July 2007 23:30
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: book courier, victor stream, milestone??

hi ray

i do have a book courier and use it quite a bit especially when travelling. 
when reading the info on the stream i just couldnt' see any advantage to 
what the courier could do which was why i was asking.

kaz
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 11:21 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: book courier, victor stream, milestone??


> Karen, maybe you know all you need to about the Milestone and the Book
> Currier, but Brian Hartgen's page at:
>
> http://www.hartgen.org/portable.html
> I did post some info here some time ago about the latest firmware
> upgrade for the Milestone which appears to make it a better DAISY
> player than it used to be.
>
> contains a good summary of these players.
>
> No doubt Brian will be reviewing the Victor Stream soon, but in the
> meantime it does strike me that for some the stream's very small size
> will be attractive.  On the features front it can also speed up DAISY
> books like many of the CD players can.  It should also support Audible
> books in the near future through a firmware upgrade.
>
> If all this wasn't enough there is also now the Vi-Player joining the
> fray, which Calibre seem to have some association with.  This will
> apparantly be demonstrated in the reading room at Sight
>
> Cheers,Village.
>
>
> From Ray
> I can be contacted off-list at:
> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf
> Of Karen Burgess
>
>
> hi all
>
> i've been reading with interest the information on the lis about the
> new
> victor stream and find myself very confused.  What is the advantage
> over
> this new piece of equipment compared to the book courier or the
> milestone?
>
> tia
>
> kaz
>
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