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Re: Poor technology?

Postby Scan125 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:54 pm

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alpha_india wrote: I am not knocking programs like Scan125 or our ability to make workable databases. What I am saying is, that manufacturers are still in the dark ages, when it comes to what they are offering us.


Thank goodness for not knocking Scan125 :smiles: I would be bored and many stuffed without it. :mrgreeny:

And yes I agree that available technology / customer usability wrt managing their devices is well lagging behind what could and should be done.

Generally Radio Communications kit is old school territory for many manufacturers. They have progressed from tuning with a dial into the digital era but still think that their kit is used by traditional radio hams, DXers, and geeks WHEREAS a phone, be it old style or modern it is an appliance used by everyone and everyone form the generic "dumb" user group so everything has to be hand fed to them and their experience and data sanitised by the consumer "review boards" that will critique and damage sales if something is missing.

I remember car review TV programs (just about all of them) that if they did like the product but could not really fault it on style, comfort, handling, performance etc. the would pick on stuff like "the glove box is to small" or that latch the opens it is a bit weak. They had to do this to fill the time out!

Scanning, radio equipment (excluding home broadcast band equipment) etc. generally remains in the "specialist" area.

Having said this why can't modern digital TV's have facilities to save your reorganised/edit channels for backup purposes?????? So it is not just scanners that are lagging!
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Re: Poor technology?

Postby alpha_india » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:52 am

Scan125 wrote:I remember car review TV programs (just about all of them) that if they did like the product but could not really fault it on style, comfort, handling, performance etc. the would pick on stuff like "the glove box is to small" or that latch the opens it is a bit weak. They had to do this to fill the time out!

You generally don't get bad reviews these days, and never in print magazines. If a manufacturer received a bad review they might take their advertising elsewhere.

No matter how poorly built, non-functional or over-priced a device is.. no editor is going to permit a less than 4*-star review if the manufacturer is a regular advertiser. Likewise, it can be hard to get a better than 3*-star review if you're not an advertiser - assuming your product gets reviewed at all.


I've known forums where criticising a forum advertisers product will get a thread locked and then deleted in short order.
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Re: Poor technology?

Postby m0lsx » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:33 am

alpha_india wrote: You generally don't get bad reviews these days, and never in print magazines. If a manufacturer received a bad review they might take their advertising elsewhere.

No matter how poorly built, non-functional or over-priced a device is.. no editor is going to permit a less than 4*-star review if the manufacturer is a regular advertiser. Likewise, it can be hard to get a better than 3*-star review if you're not an advertiser - assuming your product gets reviewed at all.


I've known forums where criticising a forum advertisers product will get a thread locked and then deleted in short order.


Radcom tends to be careful about wording. They never criticise a product, but many of the writers do word things in such a way that a little common sense lets you get the message.
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