Summary: It records very well and picks up sounds from a good distance. You know how sometimes batteries get their power drained while keeping it in a device that uses a soft power switch. So far the battery seems to be holding strong while the unit is off. This is great!
Summary: This recorder is apparently no longer supported. Mine arrived this week, and I tried to register and to update the firmware as the manual suggests -- but the Philips site does not recognize the product number. One pre-loaded recording is dated 2009, another 2012.
Summary: I went to the website to get the instructions because the recorder is a little confusing about some things like changing recording modes on the fly and appending recordings. The screen is not backlit and the text is small which is a bummer but those things are usually put in more expensive recorders...
I have owned nine Sony recorders but switched to Philips ...
s. lam, Amazon
20 August 2014
Summary: I have owned nine Sony recorders but switched to Philips due to the noise created when manufactured that appears when you play back. I tried the DVT1400 and it was a disaster for me (senior citizen, and not all that savvy).
Summary: Works with Dragon 12 premium for records speech transcription. Recorded 3 days of convention talks on internal storage with 2-AAA batteries. Menu was easy to navigate. Recordings were clear. The transcription of other voices than the one it was trained to recognize, was not very accurate.
Summary: I am sure once I get used to using this I will love it. the clarity is unmatched. I am having trouble getting used to the controls. As with my older Phillips recorder, this doen't have useful instructions. When will electronics makers realize not every customer is a geek.