[BCAB] Accessible DAB Radio

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Fri Jul 21 16:38:31 BST 2017


No, there was no TTS there, it was just spoken prompts.

All the best

Steve

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sandra Heaton
Sent: 21 July 2017 15:25
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Accessible DAB Radio



Hi Andrew,

I think you are right in saying that the market isn’t there but I believe that the technology is there.  Didn’t Sonus use something called TTS I think that’s what it was called.  Something like that anyway.

Sandra.

> On 21 Jul 2017, at 12:23, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgsonfamily.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Agreed. I think we're flogging a dead horse for a talking DAB radio to be honest, the market isn't there, the technology has moved on and the pricepoint is too low for the technology used.
> 
> I used an iPad for Internet radio for ages, now use a mix of a Kindle tablet when out and about and a Sonos system for the flat.  I also have a Victor Stream for book listening, but don't use it for Internet radio.  The main reason I hold onto the stream is the ability to increase the reading rate without compromising pitch in audio files, something which is not available for example on the Overdrive apps.
> 
> Andrew.
> ________________________________________
> From: Bcab [bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] on behalf of Chris Turner 
> via Bcab [bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> Sent: 21 July 2017 12:19
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> Cc: Chris Turner
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Accessible DAB Radio
> 
> I've still got my Sonas radio. The problem is DAB signal is rubbish. I 
> can't pick up the 2 stations I tend to listen to most by having the 
> radio in the same place. Moving the Arial makes no difference. FM is 
> listenable to without a perfect signal, DAB not so much.
> 
> 
> We will never see a mainstream talking DAB radio again I believe. The 
> market isn't there. Some non talking models are more or less usable 
> and internet connected devices can forefill the rest.
> 
> 
> The Kindle Fire tablet with Alexa service, has now become my internet radio.
> 
> 
> Regards.
> 
> 
> Chris Turner
> 
> 
> On 20/07/2017 12:44, roger south wrote:
>> the discussion on the new Bumble Bee Iain LaCie made a comment that 
>> maybe they should concentrate on creating an accessible DAB radio. 
>> Owing to my hearing loss I've never been a radio listener so don't 
>> quite understand what he means as, to me, finding a station is as was 
>> as could be with or without sight.  From a curiosity viewpoint could 
>> someone explain what is meant here please
>> 
>> Roger
> 
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