Summary: My recorder keeps going mysteriously into a mode where it stops recording if the person stops talking (assuming you are recording voice), which is supposed to conserve your storage space. But what happens is that the recorder cuts off the person prematurely, making the recording virtually USELESS.
Jeffrey Korhan "Author of Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business", Amazon
21 March 2007
Summary: If you are considering this device, be aware that it will revert from English language to Japanese if it sits around without being used for a few months. Olympus is aware of this peculiar behavior but charges you to fix it.
Summary: Excellent unit for large lecture halls with 100+ people. It works great with my Mac and I've downloaded the audio files with no problem. It does eat through batteries quite rapidly. I have it set at the highest quality for some of my lecturers who tend to mumble.
Summary: I've been using my Olympus DM-20 for two months and am completely satisfied with its design and operation. I do linguistic fieldwork in rural areas, and have never been satisfied with cassette recorders.
Summary: I recently ordered olympus digital voice recorder DM20 from amazon.com. it was the cheapest price after compairing it to tons of stores. it was shipped the same day i placed the order and with Free shipping i receieved it in 6days. overall i was very satisfied with Amazon's service.
Summary: I started with an Olympus DM-10 DVR, using it daily for recording college course lectures that I converted to CDs I could listen to on my daily drive. The DM-10 model was very adequate for my needs, and I especially appreciated the voice-activated feature, which cut my actual recording time (and...
Summary: I have used this recorder for recording meetings of a voluntary organization (in order to distrubute CD's to people who wanted to be there and couldn't make it), and to record voice lessons and coaching. It is easy to use, and gives reasonably good sound quality.
Summary: Very satisfied with my Olympus Digital Camera equipment. And I have purchased several ( all Olympus ) over the years. My use is primarily professional. Therefore didn't mind paying over $200. for a digital voice recorder. However, this DM-20 disappointed me on all levels. Enough said.