Summary: ...it has given me great service for the four years that I have owned this DVR, and at the time of its introduction it was one of the smallest DV recorders that could hold up to eight hours of information. Once you have read the directions, using the PANA RR-QR160 is rather easy. The information screen is EZ to use and the buttons are EZ to work with.
Summary: I have owned this product for a couple of years now. Bought it directly from Panasonic. Reproduces very good. I found it very annoying that it depletes batteries very quickly, in a couple of weeks even when disconnected. Also construction is very poor and the case lost the printed indications and color very quickly; looked beaten up in less than six months.
Summary: Have been using this recorder for almost three years now...almost daily..and it is still kickin' butt..I especially like the five folders so I can sort out my recordings depending on content...batteries last about 4-6 months...it is very compact and easy to use...I use this recorder for my bike journal when traveling...takes a lickin' and keeps on kickin' !!!...good little recorder...plenty of memory..
Summary: Altho discontinued, I just picked this unit up for under $25 brand new, and what a great value. It is designed very nicely; easy to operate, has excellent sound clarity in hq, and was very easy to master in no time. It is small and light, and will be perfect as I think of things I have to do while meandering thru my home or when driving. For the money, I really don't think you can go wrong (if you can find one).
Summary: I used this to voice record my evil baby sitter (whom I later on fired) while my wife and I were at work and heard EVERYTHING. There are 3 levels of recording. The lowest quality last 8 hours while the highest quality last 2 hours. It has 4 folders organization. My only gripe is that I cannot selectively delete the middle of a clip. The voice activation thing works great too.
Summary: This was my frist digital recorder that I bought and I was pretty pleased. The batteries last for quite a while. The only thing I don't like is that on a manual tape recorder, you can erase part of the recording. On this one, it automatically makes a new folder everytime you record a new piece and you can't delete just part of it. But other than that, it works great.
Summary: First I bought a Panasonic, I think, that was years ago, and I sadly lost it. Then I bought a Pearlcorder, I think it was an Olympus. That one quit working on me. Then I bought this one. It worked great. But I kept it clipped most of the time to my pocket. Many times little crumbs would get under the screen, so I carefully disabled it to get to the screen and clean it, but a little more than a month ago when I did that, I found the only two wires in it torn.
Summary: This is my 5th voice recorder. I started with a cheap pen, then a poorly designed olympus, then I had 2 sony units that had a great design but were buggy and dropped messages. This Panasonic is a very nice unit especially for the price. The voice quality is excellent, much better than the sony I had.