[bct] Re: New Olympus

  • From: "David Tanner" <david-tanner@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 23:42:47 -0600

I haven't done the math, but you would think that at high quality mode they 
would do better than 64 wouldn't you?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeremiah Z. Rogers" <jzr@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:07 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: New Olympus

A quick bit of math indicates that this recorder, like all their newer ones,
only records at 64Kbps rather than the 128KBPS of the DS2.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
Sent: Saturday, January 21 11:55
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: New Olympus

Beth, for taking notes, this would be nice.  For doing podcasts, not so nice
in that it does not record in either MP3 or Wave.  I have used Olympus
recorders with voice activation and in a quiet room, they work quite well.
You can talk for a while and then stop to think of something.  If you are
very quiet when you are thinking, the recorder will stop recording until you
speak again.  So if you pause 15 seconds to collect your thoughts, the
actual pause you hear in the final recording may be only something like 1
second.  It's very nice in that regard. I just wish it was more podcast
ready, but as I said, if you want it for taking notes, it sounds nice.  I
don't have a way to compare it with other Olympus units since it is not out

I hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of beth
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 10:52 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] New Olympus

Neal, I'm a neophyte:  What is the disadvantage of the new recorder, in your
view?  I like the voice activation choice, also the one AAA battery.  Beth

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