Summary: Just so everyone knows, I have one and did not pay $199 for it at a local electronic shop several years ago. I paid a lot less for it. I love it and use it to record meetings. I'm currently just looking for the software and came across this. It still works great and the recording time is very long.
Free Download Link for the Necessary Olympus Player Software
bluen0te "bluen0te", Amazon
29 August 2014
Summary: I've used this Olympus many times over the years along with a watch-battery powered Radio Shack Model: 33-3013 battery powered tie clip microphone (I'm sure something similar can be found on Amazon too). I have used it to record lectures with excellent results using the highest quality setting.
Summary: Like the title says. I purchased this recorder a while back, no longer have the cd. Now the only way to get it is to buy one for twenty dollars from their website. No way to retrieve my recordings.
Don't lose the CD. Not a regular USB device. Software required.
11 October 2010
Summary: I'm really mad at Olympus. I had to reinstall my operating system for reasons unrelated to this product. Now I can't use the DVR because I don't have the original CD. You need special software to pull the .avi files from the device. Do I still have the original CD? No.
Summary: If you don't need super high quality, this gadget is good. You can't store so much in it, though it is ok for me. You can save your recordings on your computer if you need more space. You can also e-mail your recordings or whatever you want, once you put them in your computer.
Summary: While it may not be professional quality sound, this digital recorder works well for my purposes - basic everyday recording. I like the amount of space it has and the simplicity in transferring files to the computer.
Summary: When I first got this nice little digital recorder earlier this year I was very pleased. It worked very well as described by Olympus and I had no problems connecting to my PC. But then I recently got a new PC with a Vista 64-bit operating system.