Digital Voice Recorder
Quite a waste of money!
What's the use of having a recorder if you have to delete your recordings after the memory is full? And did you see how expensive this product was? So very much disappointed at Sony this time. I just feel like dumping this recorder in the wastebasked.
April 2, 2012
NEED MICROSCOPE TO READ INSTRUCTIONS!
I don't know if the recorder works well or not because you need an electron microscope to read the one-page instruction sheet. A regular magnifying glass isn't nearly strong enough to read the infinitesimal gray squiggles. I requested another, larger set and was referred to the support website, where I'd already been. I tried every possible combination of (including multiple steps of) copy, save as, PDF, JPG, TIFF, DOC, print, enlarge, scan/enlarge, print/enlarge, etc., etc.! Because of multiple columns and images, all the text-select applications I tried also failed. Miserably. I finally emailed the PDF to a local printing company and asked them to see if the PDF could be enlarged and printed legibly on a two-foot by three-foot, house-plan sheet!
April 27, 2011
not for who really needs a voice recorder
In primitivism a digital record without pc connection surpasses the cassette recorder. with the later there is no limit of possible records.
using the first maybe you need to erase important files to record others, its a inconceivable thing......
March 24, 2011
Good quality voice recorder (no USB connection)
Great audio quality, small size, only one complaint; there's no way to directly transfer the recorded audio as a file to a computer. It is possible to get your recordings onto a computer the same way you could with an old cassette player; out the headphone jack of the recorder into the microphone jack on the computer. In fact, there's a cable listed under "Accessories" on this website that would do the job nicely for less than $6 (or you could pick up a similar cable from WalMart or RadioShack). Windows XP has a program that will record audio to a file for you -- go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> Sound Recorder (I also had to go into my Sound settings in the Control Panel to select the microphone jack instead of my laptop's built-in microphone, but your experience may vary). Click on File -> Save As, tell it where to save your recording, click the red record button, then start your selected recording playing. (The little green audio line on the computer will let you know that it "hears" something.) The downside to this type of transfer is that the device has to actually play through the entire track so Windows can record it. This recorder is a great value for the money, but be aware of this main drawback before you decide not to spend more on another model.
February 23, 2011