[access-uk] Re: re olympus dc 50

Hi Andy,

I think I paid about 268 pounds for my Edirol, but I must admit, =
listening
to Michael Lang's review and demos, he even plugged a good Sound
Professionals mic into that DS50 and it still sounded crap.  The =
Edirol's
internals do better, and that's not right.  Also, it can't even record =
in
MP3, it insists on recording in WMA, and yet they claim it is a Podcast
machine?  They are kind of joking I think.  It is probably only ever =
going
to be any good for dictation in my view.

All the best
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf =
Of
Andy Logue
Sent: 05 February 2007 21:14
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: re olympus dc 50

Hi Steve.

Unfortunately, I'd tend to agree with you regarding replacing the R09.  =
Neal
Ewers said the same today in his latest demo on the DS50.  I got mine =
last
week for =A3250.  Still getting used to it but I quite like it thus far. =
 When
I worked I needed to interview people at home or in the office and this
machine would have been perfect for that.  Even as a student, recording
lectures then putting them straight onto your computer would have been =
very
cool.  However, I was looking for a bit more quality with respect to
recording, for out of door podcasts.  Unfortunately, the stereo =
microphone
lets the DS 50 down badly.  The Ederal R09 I believe, with a good =
microphone
would be a much better out of door device.  How much did you pay for it
Steve?  And did you get it here in the UK?

Best wishes.

Andy


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 7:32 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: re olympus dc 50


> Hi Ray,
>
> In my view, its kind of half-baked accessibility again.  I hate this =
=3D
> kind of
> stuff.  You can set the recording quality, although you can't set bit =
=3D
> rates,
> but as soon as you go into for example, set the clock, the voice =3D
> guidance
> system goes away.  Great stuff as far as it goes, but definitely =3D
> half-baked
> accessibility.  It certainly won't replace my lovely R-09.
>
> All the best
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> Computer Room Services: =3D20
> the long cane for blind computer users.
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> International:  +44(0)1438 742286,
> Fax:  +44(0)1438 759589
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On =
Behalf =3D
> Of
> Ray's Home
> Sent: 05 February 2007 12:37
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: re olympus dc 50
>
> I'd like to thank Daran for pointing us to Mike Lang's review of the =
=3D
> Olypus
> DS50 which I've just listened to.  Michael Lang  is a good example of =
=3D
> what
> descriptive reviews aught to be, even if his opening and slamming the =
=3D
> window
> shut to test the auto-record mechanism gets a bit trying.  Suppose =
from =3D
> a
> purists standpoint auto only is a minus point, but then the DS50, =3D
> ,despite
> this, is a definite step forward in the direction of accessability in =
a
> mainstream product.
>
> Wonder if anyone has bought one here yet?  Lowest price I've seen on =
the =3D
> net
> is around =3DA3230.00.  Nice too to hear of anyone using it as an MP3 =
=3D
> player.
>
> 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 =3D
> Of
> Darran Ross
> Sent: 03 February 2007 8:22PM
>
>
> Terry, here's a link from a chap called Michael Lang, who's put =
together =3D
> a
> little piece on the recorder. I'll just paste his message below.
>
> Darran
>
> I created a little review of this new talking recorder from Olympus. I =
=3D
> also
> uploaded some demo recordings, which I made on this new machine. You =
can
> listen to all of that at
>
> www.longus.info.
>
> If you don't want to download the files, but your browser wants you =
to, =3D
> just
> copy the addresses into the clipboard and paste them into the open box =
=3D
> of a
> player like Winamp, Winamp can then stream the MP3 and the WMA files.
>
> Michael Lang ***>
>
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