Talk:Voice modem command set

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Given that voice modems are not common but are used for applications such as TDD do people think it would be within the scope of Wikipedia to include a list of currently available voice modems? Marc Kupper (talk) (contribs) 23:07, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

The biggest problem you'd have by attempting such a thing is that there are so many "manufacturers" of modems out there that simply buy off-the-shelf modem designs and chipsets and rebrand them into their own package, that such a list would be of little meaning. There are so many modems out there that are really internally just the "same" modem as some other, none of which were actually "manufactured" by the company whose name is on the box. Then, to add to the confusion, sometimes manufacturers change the chipset but leave the model number and packaging the same and call it the same modem. A list of chipset manufacturers would probably be more useful, since the chipset defines the modem's behavior far more than anything else.
Now as for what makes a GOOD voice modem (I've tested many, and lots of them are CRAP), unfortunately that would be very subjective original research unless published elsewhere. If YOU are looking for one, I can make a suggestion (I believe Conexant's chipsets offer the best chance of a decent performer), but I'm not sure where Wikipedia could help. Reswobslc 02:13, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I'd agree that the chipset is important and provides a convenient way to group the modems. Marc Kupper (talk) (contribs) 09:48, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Throttling playback[edit]

A second way to throttle playback involves polling a "tick" timer provided by the host computer's operating system and based on a hardware clock that's independent of the host's CPU load. This may or may not be reliable, and it depends entirely on the host operating system. However, when available, it is extremely reliable.

I'd correct this if I knew what its intention was, but the final two sentences in bold seem to contradict each other. Polling a tick may or may not be reliable, but if it's available, it's reliable? What? Is this meant to say "This may or may not be available..."? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:16, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Nah, I think you are right - honest mistake - seeing as how I wrote the original erroneous sentence in the first place. Feel free to correct it. Reswobslc (talk) 18:47, 20 March 2010 (UTC)