[DECtalk], Re: Dectalk Express questions

  • From: Bear in SFO <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 18:09:11 -0800

Then how do you 'change' the firmware?


At 06:58 PM 11/17/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>The driver is on the computer, but I am talking about the firmware in the
>Dectalk itself.  That is what is responsible for the imho not so good speech
>generated by Dectalks after Force and Fonix got hold of them.  Also, sorry
>if this is offensive to anybody who likes, or is affiliated with, Force or
>Fonix.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bear in SFO" <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 11:55 AM
>Subject: [DECtalk], Re: Dectalk Express questions
>
>
> >
> > I thought the driver sits on your local computer and not inside the
>Dectalk...?
> >
> > At 09:26 PM 11/15/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >I am in need of a Dectalk Express part.  I need one of the little
> > >adapters that plugs into the Dectalk cable that looks like a phone
> > >cord plug and turns it into a standard nine-pin female serial
> > >connector.  Where do you get these?  Is Phonix supporting the
> > >Dectalk Express?
> > >Also I have a question about something that might damage a Dectalk
> > >Express but want to see if anybody else has been brave or stupid
> > >enough to try it.  As mentioned in an earlier message I like the
> > >Digital Dectalk speech better than the Force/Phonix one.  So I'm
> > >wondering if it would be possible to take a Force Dtexp 4.61 and
> > >flash upgrade, er, I mean downgrade, it to a version 4.2CD from
> > >Digital.  Has anybody tried this and does it work?  I don't want to
> > >try it myself until I have some other peoples' experiences because
> > >I don't want to turn a perfectly working Dectalk Express into a
> > >paperweight.
> > >
> > >
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