Tried posting this earlier. Can't see it now, so apologies if it's repeated. I'm deciding whether to buy standard gaming headset around $50 or high end for $200. Is there a significant difference in terms of accuracy?
Until Talk Technologies actually has to refund money for these stupid masks, they have no impetus to admit there's a problem or even begin to fix it. I just demanded a refund and got a return label. In the email, beyond saying a couple of issues were "my perception," (dude, if I talk into it and can be heard by others, it's not a perception, it's a fact.), the guy said there was an "issue" they are "investigating with two other people." At first I figured I'd just keep it as a backup, but with slowing drop, deteriorating recognition, and that stupid mic placement, what good is it?
More about accuracy tuning. It turns out Accuracy tuning in 15 is different than previous versions. In Dragon 15 the process actually creates new files in place of the original dra file. If I understand correctly, the new files can be recycled/reused/re-optimized the next time you run the Accuracy Tuner. There is much debate over whether this utility pays off or not. Everyone will have to make their own decision. For me in DNS 13 and DPI 14 it made a HUGE difference. I can't tell if it has made that much difference in 15 or not. You have to decide. You have to watch your hard drive because the new files are just as large as DRA files. If you see your hard drive filling up, you might want to do some housekeeping. Just remember your work computer should never be used for storage. If you have a job that is not going to be transcribed, archive it. Chuck says: While, in general, I concur with Stephan on some points, and with the exception of running the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer in earlier versions of Dragon, I have never found it to be unproductive within the total scope of what the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer does do. First, a good portion of the Dragon programmers have been around since Dragon NaturallySpeaking was first introduced (i.e., Dragon Systems circa DNS 4.0). Assuming that they don't know what they're doing or that there is no purpose for anything that they have included and/or improved up to and including Dragon 15 is a completely unwarranted assumption. Granted, we are not in general privy to all of the technical specifications and information regarding the purpose and function of the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer, but you can still learn a great deal by reading the information that is contained in the online/dynamic Dragon help, which, by the way, is now back up and running. Before you throw the baby out with the bathwater, say "search Dragon help for Accuracy Tuning" and read all of the information associated with such. There is a lot of it. Then, make your own decision as to whether or not to use it. Given your specific use and needs vs. each of our own opinions, it's better to test it out yourself before making any kind of decision as to whether or not to use it. Second, it has always been a given that if your accuracy is high (i.e., 99% +) you may not immediately see much improvement. Nevertheless, apply a little logic. If the DFT and NWV served no purpose at all with regard to the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer, why in God's name would the programmers retain such. Assuming that doesn't make much sense. It would make more sense for to them to delete them. When I run the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer I noticed that every time I run it, it takes a little longer to complete the adaptation process. Just note what happens when you get to two minutes left in the process, as well as how many minutes it takes to run the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer each time you do so. Yes, most users look at overall accuracy relative to running the Acoustic and Language Model Optimizer, but that isn't all it does. Again, look at the Dragon help and you will get a good idea of what it does and how it works regardless of any technical specifications and/or functions that underlie it. Lastly, in the Professional versions of Dragon one of the most useful aspects regarding DRA files is the ability to open them in DragonPad. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times the DRA files have save my butt when I have accidentally deleted something. Granted, given that they do take up a lot of space and if the user has limited disk space, it is sometimes useful to set the option "Conserve disk space required by user profile (for portability)". However, unless it's necessary for valid reasons, you are essentially throwing out the baby with the bathwater. But doing so because someone thinks it's unnecessary or not useful is IMHO is like assuming that you don't have to change the oil in your car every 3000 miles or so. My recommendation to any Dragon user is don't rely on any of us to tell you what you should or should not do regard to the features and functions in Dragon is tantamount to the blind leading the blind. Try it for yourself and make your own determination as to whether or not to use a particular feature or function. Otherwise, you end up following the Pied Piper, and that is never a good idea.
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Diana Flores Nuchurch
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