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Author Topic: HORNBY'S TTS SOUND, any good?  (Read 1070 times)

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Offline njee20

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Re: HORNBY'S TTS SOUND, any good?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2018, 11:55:06 AM »
I guess what will happen then is that the cost of a reblow will go up markedly. You can already get 'empty' MX649s for c80 or so, with reblows costing c15 it's basically not worth it. If the cost of the hardware fell to (say) 40, you have to imagine the cost of a reblow would rise, as people would have no choice, captive market and all that.

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Re: HORNBY'S TTS SOUND, any good?
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2018, 12:46:53 PM »
Production costs of sound decoders are not the issue - that is already relatively cheap - but the expensive part is software and continuous development particularly when compared to the still relatively low volumes being sold.


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