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  1.    31 Jan 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
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  2.    31 Jan 2015 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
    I'm just getting a mic for now. I really don't need a headset.

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  3.    31 Jan 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
    I'm just getting a mic for now. I really don't need a headset.

    Would be nice if you reported back once you have it. I am wondering whether that will work. You can test it with the sound recorder which is in all systems.
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  4.    31 Jan 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Don't rush out to get that mic yet, I had some problems using a crappy webcam mic!
    It's just 6.50$, I wouldn't waste more than that on a mic. Erin would KILL ME!
    I once had one of those cheap headsets too. I threw it away. It was really no good. A reasonable one would go for around $40.
    I'm just getting a mic for now. I really don't need a headset.

    Would be nice if you reported back once you have it. I am wondering whether that will work. You can test it with the sound recorder which is in all systems.
    Will do.. Jeff
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  5.    31 Jan 2015 #25
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    Hmmmm, Cortana doesn't listen to me!

    Mic checks out ok - it isn't that she doesn't understand me, she isn't listening

    Not high on my list ... I'll play another day.

    Bill
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  6.    01 Feb 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Hmmmm, Cortana doesn't listen to me!



    Mic checks out ok - it isn't that she doesn't understand me, she isn't listening



    Not high on my list ... I'll play another day.



    Bill

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    Did you turn on "Respond to Hey Cortana"?
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  7.    02 Feb 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    Did you turn on "Respond to Hey Cortana"?
    I'm not sure, I poked around settings and thought I had everything up and running. As I mentioned, this is low priority - I've played with voice commands many times over the years and it is a neat trick, just not something I'd really use to operate a machine. Cortana is just the newest iteration.

    I recall a msg in Cortana that said my mic was not on ... but I could see the volume meter work when I spoke and could record in sound recorder.

    Thanks for the suggestion Badrobot- I might try to find that setting in a few weeks.

    Bill
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  8.    02 Feb 2015 #28
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    Reminds me of the Star Trek film where Scottie talks to the old computer on earth and gets no response from the keyboard.
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  9.    02 Feb 2015 #29
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  10.    09 Mar 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I'm gonna make a list of things you have to do to optimize Cortana's performance.
    Hey Edwin, did you do this?

    Nice video by the way. I'm pretty sure I won't really use Cortana, but it would nice to have a play.
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