[mythtv-users] OT: OpenMoko

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Sep 11 04:55:42 UTC 2007

On Mon, Sep 10, 2007 at 09:43:59AM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2007, at 5:26 PM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> >> 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.
> I've never used a digital system.  Some of the PTT cell systems seem  
> to have delays of up to a second or two before they build a circuit,  
> though, from what I've seen.

All of the cellphone PTT systems are, effectively, digital trunking of
one sort of another.  I'm pretty convinced from their design that all
except Nextel are basically PTT voice instant messenger systems, as
will Sprint's Qchat be.

> > What's the PTT delay on, say, AIM w/Voice?
> Dunno.  Internet voice chat annoys me.  I tried it a few years ago,  
> got frustrated by too many garbles and dropouts, and have never  
> really tried it since.

Skype's not bad at all. 

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