Buzzer systems

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Re: Buzzer systems

Post by NLiu » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:13 pm

Frankly, I believe that the plain old daisy-chain system, without large fancy lights, meshes of wires and countless adapters, each of which has a high likelihood of malfunctioning, is the best option. After all, we aren't a game show here--anything that adequately signals the first player to buzz in, and does so most simply and efficiently, should be in my opinion the best option for a quiz bowl team.
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Re: Buzzer systems

Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:15 am

NLiu wrote:Frankly, I believe that the plain old daisy-chain system, without large fancy lights, meshes of wires and countless adapters, each of which has a high likelihood of malfunctioning, is the best option. After all, we aren't a game show here--anything that adequately signals the first player to buzz in, and does so most simply and efficiently, should be in my opinion the best option for a quiz bowl team.
Which system are you talking about?

Your criterion does not take into account the cost of a system itself, nor the cost of replacement parts. As long as teams and individuals are shelling out their own dollars for systems, cost must be taken into account.

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Re: Buzzer systems

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:54 am

It sounds like he's talking about Anderson buzzers, which are cheap anyway.
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