Summary: This is not a user friendly device. If you use it on a regular basis you may be O.K. I am not a regular user and I need the direction book every time. It has many many features and the learning curve was too much for me. Also, learn to use the lock feature, touching any of the many buttons can mess up your recording. Good Luck.
Olympus DS-330 Digital Voice Recorder - UPGRADE warning
DebF "Deb F", Amazon
16 February 2008
Summary: I've owned this product for a fair while now, and had nothing but good things to say about it, UNTIL I upgraded my PC to Vista. I discovered that the software CD provided with the unit doesn't work effectively on Vista, and when I contacted Olympus, via olympusvoice.com.au I was told the following: "The version of software you are using is not Vista compatible. We can supply you with the release 7 version for $94 including gst.
Summary: I purchased this unit because my computer was chopping off words during recording narrations using the Winnov Videum system to record audio (an excellent system, by the way). The fault is somewhere with my computer not the Winnov card or software. The DS-330 gave me nothing but headaches and hours on the telephone with Olympus, Dell, and Microsoft support techs trying to resolve the "no driver found for this device" problem.