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Old 02-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Kindle 2's Read-to-me voices?

Does anyone happen to know which particular TTS voices the Kindle 2 is using for the read-to-me function? I've heard the voices in some preview videos, but did not immediately recognize them from what few text-to-speech voices I've had experience with. They don't seem to be AT&T Natural Voices, nor NeoSpeech voices, but I may be mistaken.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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I wish I could get mine to read to me in the voice of "KITT"
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
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Amazon licenses it through Nuance Communications Inc
So it's most likely the Nuance RealSpeak voices? I'll have to check out some of their demos.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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I wish I could get mine to read to me in the voice of "KITT"
But which KITT? New KITT or Original KITT?
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:43 PM   #6
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Original KITT (William Daniels of St. Elsewhere fame) IMHO.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #7
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Original KITT (William Daniels of St. Elsewhere fame) IMHO.
I agree - I think the new KITT would put me to sleep!
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:26 PM   #8
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I agree - I think the new KITT would put me to sleep!

Does anyone even watch the new show? Is it still even on? It just seemed incredibly bad to me. And, after the eipsode where they just stripped in the car and sat there naked and sweating it seemed to me they were going for the T&A aspect rather than good stories and acting.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:35 PM   #9
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Does anyone even watch the new show? Is it still even on? It just seemed incredibly bad to me. And, after the eipsode where they just stripped in the car and sat there naked and sweating it seemed to me they were going for the T&A aspect rather than good stories and acting.

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Good stories and acting? I'm not even sure the original Knight Rider had that!

However the original Knight Rider was at least fun to watch - the new one is just painful to watch. It was so bad that the naked sweaty folks couldn't save it...
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Good stories and acting? I'm not even sure the original Knight Rider had that!
For 12 yo it did. But, not I didn't mean to imply that. But, compared to some of the few other good things on TV (or recently cancelled) like Boston Legal and Burn Notice which I think are/were so well written... Well... 'nuff said.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #11
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