For it's time, great HI-MD recorder used for recording speaches
Leonardo S. Diaz "Gadgettech", Amazon
10 January 2010
Summary: I bought this Sony HI MD recorder as a way of recording my (teacher) classes in school. With a 1gb disc, I recorded a week of daily 8hr classes in school. I rarely used it for music since I drive and would rather use an Ipod in the car. Times have changed and you should have a specific use for this player if you chose to buy it.
Summary: Sony has created a misleading product and equally bad description. The mz-rh10 is NOT made for recording. While it seems like a great a idea in theory, in reality the unit and its horrible software ruin everything. I used mine mainly for audio recordings to create soundscapes and documentaries. After filling many"40 hour"1 Gb discs, and struggling for years, much of my work has been destroyed by this incorrigible piece of work.
Summary: I bought another MD player becasue my old one broke and I have a huge collecction of MDs. Id prefer a new MP3 player. It was great the first year. The second year the remote went bad, which is not digital. It would have been better if it was digital like others I have had. It cost $50 to replace. The shock proof performance degrades over time. Not sure why that would be but after 3 years it has become VERY sensitive.
Summary: I have to disagree with the reviewer Stafford Hunter. The player has several recording speeds (similar to VHS). If you record on the lowest compression speed, then yes you will only get and hour and a half of recording time. But if you change the setting to record on the highest compression speed (Hi-LP) then you can get about 30 hrs or so of recording time onto a 1 gig disk.
(NOT) Waste of money for live recording!!! (correction)
Stafford Hunter "Staffmusic", Amazon
8 December 2006
Summary: Basically, I think its a good MD recorder. But, I'd advise all musicians to NOT assume (like I did) that recording LIVE music (via mic) to a 1 gig disc was going to give you seemingly an endless amount of recording time on this MD recorder. You can only record about 1hr + 34min of LIVE music(via mic) to a 1 gig disc. etc... *****Correction**************** 4-Stars!!!
Summary: I am very happy with this product. Hi-MD is a great improvement over regular MD. It is easy to record and listen to Mp3s, WAVs and WMAs. The device is beautiful too...I couldn't be happier. I bought this for recording interviews, but also use it as my MP3 player. It's fine for that, but what I am so happy with is the sound quality of my own recordings.
READ THE FINE PRINT- You *CAN* upload mic recordings
Matt Cornell, Amazon
6 April 2006
Summary: A previous reviewer, who doesn't appear to actually own this product, claimed that you cannot upload your recordings from the RH10 to a PC. This is not true. All Hi-MD recorders allow USB upload of mic and analog line recordings. You can also record in PCM and upload in Wav format! No matter which Hi-MD recorder you buy, be sure to download Sonic Stage 3.4. You'll be a happy camper. If you're a Mac user, you should get an M100 or M10.
Summary: This has got to be the best portable player out there. It's style has no equal, it's sound and functionality are just awesome. I have used the I-Pod and believe me Sony MZ-RH10 Hi-MD Walkman has surpassed it in many ways for one battery life, sound quality, and the convenience of a remote control is just by far the best.
Summary: Why not five stars--since I say I can't find fault with the MZ-RH10? Plusses include: * design * size * display * features * sound quality It's those silly proprietary features that annoy--including the fact that my own recordings of my lute playing may only be exported ONCE (to Sonic Stage). Oh, did I say that my OWN recordings of my OWN playing.... you get the idea. Maybe there's some legal mumbo-jumbo that gives Sony no option, but I'll deal with it.