Summary: I found this voice recorder to be very easy to use, and straight forward in terms of uploading files onto my computer. The recorder has some good features, but I used it just for basic recording, file management, and uploading. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who asked.
Can't Recommend this or any other Panasonic Voice Recorder
John Arthur Kane, Amazon
18 November 2011
Summary: There is nothing wrong with the hardware. It is a fairly straight-forward implementation. My beef is software. Panasonic records in a proprietary format. It requires proprietary software to transfer your recordings from the device to any computer. Panasonic no longer supports the software, has not updated it for any operating system post Windows XP and provides no support for any other operating system (Mac OS, Linux, etc).
Summary: I bought this a few years back. I expected it be a simple machine that was easy to function. It is to a point but there are some functions that are more complicated than they should be or that do not work they way they are supposed to function. Operating the clock is a chore and a pain. I use often so when I change the batteries I have to set everything up all over again, date, time, it sounds simple right, but its not as easy as it sounds.
Used recorder in class~Great product for lectures that does not have texbooks
An-chih Pang "Abro319", Amazon
16 September 2009
Summary: Owned it for 6 months and because of this great machine, I made all A's on my exams. My professor did not assign books, therefore it was a great tool to own without writing everything the professor said. I actually listened to class while this machine was doing all the listening for me.
DON'T BUY- PANASONIC WILL NOT UPDATE TO WORK W/ VISTA
scooter "sw", Amazon
18 August 2009
Summary: Hi, I've had this for a year. My computers crashed, and the "Voice Studio" software made by Panasonic, is not compatible with Windows Vista. I contacted Panasonic, as they did software updates for some of their recorders to work with the most popular operating system, Windows Vista. They sent me an email they are not going to make this recorder compatible with Windows Vista. Therefore this recorder gets one star, for not being supported, since it is only a year old.
Great recorder - horrible computer interface - no customer support
Brian Mathason, Amazon
19 July 2009
Summary: I really like my Panasonic Digital Voice Record, as far as recording and playback go. I've been using it for years. However, the proprietary file format means that you have to use the software that comes with the device, which is not compatible with Windows Vista. Since my old computer died and my new one has Vista, I no longer can transfer the files to my computer. Panasonic provides terrible support.