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TI99/4A Speech Synthesizer issue....

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No need to be sorry. This question comes up from time to time. Originally when the synthesizer was designed, it was programmed with about 300 words and phrases (the ones you can get from CALL SAY in Extended BASIC). TI's intention was to sell add-in modules that went into this compartment that would add additional words to the resident vocabulary. TI then figured out how to do unlimited text to speech through software, added that to Terminal Emulator II, and then there was no need for the add-in modules. So none were ever sold and very few of the speech synthesizers even have the connector inside the door for these to plug into.

Assuming you ever come across a speech synthesizer with the connector, would it fetch a little more at auction?

Also, could someone possibly make a reprogrammable "modchip" for the speech synthesizer that would contain a custom list of new lpc data, soldered onto the attachment connector?

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Assuming you ever come across a speech synthesizer with the connector, would it fetch a little more at auction?

Also, could someone possibly make a reprogrammable "modchip" for the speech synthesizer that would contain a custom list of new lpc data, soldered onto the attachment connector?

I have only heard of one in someone's hands.

 

Greg

 

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