[mythtv-users] OT: OpenMoko

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Sep 8 00:26:11 UTC 2007

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 04:42:22PM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2007, at 4:32 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > I gotta say--as the guy who couldn't sleep until the guy in the hotel
> > room next to his stopped PTT'ing with his wife at 2:00am--that PTT
> > typically ruins it (my mood) for me.  :)  (Does the beep/conversation
> > volume have to be that loud?)
> I know what you mean.  PTT raises the annoyance factor of having  
> someone on a cell phone next to you by at least a factor of 3.  And  
> does the audio quality from the speaker need to be so *awful*?

If you turn it up way too loud... yes.

But face it; teenagers are using speakerphones gratuitously in public
places anyway...

> As someone who actually *uses* 2-way radios, I also think the delay  
> between pushing the button and the "chirp" would drive me up the  
> wall.  I'm used to waiting maybe half a second for the tone squelch  
> to disengage, then talking.

Same thing.  Nextel's just digital trunking.

What's the PTT delay on, say, AIM w/Voice?

-- jra
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