Summary: If using Macs don't be doooped! First off the bad. I got dooped by some sales clerk at a local electronics store who told me this device was both Windows and Macintosh compatible. NOT TRUE! I felt deceived at first until I went to Olympus' website and pulled up the product info. Under software downloads it does in fact list a Mac OSX app to use with this device.
Summary: I ordered this because of a 20th Century art history class I was taking and after the first test realised I might want to record what is being said. It did exactly what I needed it to do but I had to remember to download everything from it every night or else I wouldn't have enough room for the next days classes. But other then that I have no complaints.
Summary: This is my first digital voice recorder. I use it for recording speeches and conferences. Sometimes I use it in my own office's meetings to record my mate's opinions. The software is very useful. You may change the format of your recordings using Windows Media or any similar application. My DVR is refurbished, and even so it does the job and saves my day in the sense of keeping sound records. I recommend it.
Summary: I use this product at the office for interviews, meetings and for taking notes, for me it is better than a tape recorder because it gives you the option to save recordings in a PC. It is easy to use and so is the software that comes with it. Consulting the manual is only required for the special options that it has. The best use you can give this unit is to record conversations. Other user that need stereo sound will need to searh for something else.
Summary: We just received this Olympus Digital PC Voice Recorder (VN-240) in the mail yesterday, but so far we just love it!!! It has very nice features for such a great price -- (1) very compact & lightweight, (2) EXCELLENT sound quality (headphones included), (3) records each recording into separate files with a date/time stamp, (4) allows you to schedule future reminders, and (5) has the PC link to save all of your treasured (baby/kids) and/or important (school/business)...
Summary: My first digital voice recorder, and I couldn't be happier so far. Within minutes, I was recordering and saving those recordings to my laptop. The software installed without any problems, and the USB download, while not exceptionally fast, is very convenient. I am satisfied with the voice quality. My first meeting using this recorder, there was major construction going on right outside the office. That noise had very little effect on the recording.
Awesome quality, but less than one and a half hours in HQ
29 May 2007
Summary: I bought this recorder a couple of months ago, hoping to record some classes and lectures that are too good to hear just once. It's amazing that the classes sound even better on my PC than when I'm there! I absolutely loved it! I usually place my recorder 5 to 10 feet from the professor, and the sound is perfect even when he walks around and goes further than that.
Summary: This is my first digital recorder which I purchased for recording class lectures. This device is very simple to use and includes the software and connectors required to transfer the recordings onto your computer. My only gripe about this product is that it only has 4 hours of recording time on the low quality setting.