The 2GB of memory is awesome, I've never run out of space
Lizzy J Borden "Lizzy", Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: I use this everyday. EXTREMELY LOOOOOOONG battery life. I was at a seminar where it went for 14 hours. The recorder recorded every word !!! I was very impressed. That alone warrants 5 stars. The 2GB of memory is awesome, I've never run out of space. This has become just as important as my iphone.
It does that wonderfully. The expandable Micro SD card slot is also ...
Kyle M., Amazon
3 July 2014
Summary: I use this in a family medicine clinic to dictate my office visit notes and transcribe them using Dragon software. It does that wonderfully. The expandable Micro SD card slot is also wonderful in that I can take the card out and leave the device in the office if I don't want to take it home. I have used the microphone jack with a headset as well as with the on-board microphone, both with great results. I took away 1 star for 2 reasons.
Very reliable and better voice quality than I had expected.
29 December 2013
Summary: I ended up purchasing two of these. Not because of product quality, but because my wife washed the first one in the washing machine. I bought the second one before testing the first one that went through the wash. The second one is still working great several months later and I am completely impressed with the quality of the voice. I like the depth that it records. It seems to even the far voices with the close voices.
Summary: I use the recorder to record meetings. It does well at picking up voices from around the conference table. The full manual was easy to find on the device after connecting it to my computer. File transfers from the recorder to my computer are simple. It works well for me and is easy to use.
Summary: I used both this recorder and the Olympus 802. The Olympus menu is much more intuitive, but once I got the hang of the Phillips it is okay. I compared both with Dragon dictation text and the Phillips 3000 gave a lot fewer errors. I used the Koss CS-95 mic headphone set with both of them with high filters on both recorders. The Phillips is larger and feels better in my hand but the buttons on the side get pushed accidentally sometimes.
Summary: So far, this recorder is doing all I expected and then some. However, I am still learning how to use all its options and will test it some more in the next few days. I was very surprised on receiving it so quickly!
Summary: For the last 5 years we have used recorders to record our church services. We then post them on our website as streaming audio. We had been using an ipod classic with Blue Mikey attached. We were very satisfied with the ipod setup until we heard the recording quality of this unit. . We now get nearly no hiss in the background, You don't realize it's there until you hear the recording on a better unit like this one.
Clear sound, good recording options, but confusing menus.
Bart Motes, Amazon
15 April 2013
Summary: The Philips DVT3000 produces crisp and clear recordings. However, the menus and navigation are often confusing and counterintuitive. Frequent reference to the manual is necessary. It would be nice if it came with a booklet of instructions. We ran into trouble when we attempted to use the mic with a telephone pick up mic. Unfortunately, we selected inline input instead of mono mic in. As a result, we lost the interview we were trying to record.
Summary: Tiring of The Daughter borrowing my iPhone every time she had a voice lesson--the teacher requires her to record herself--I got her this device through the Vine review program. She quickly taught herself to use it and has been more than satisfied with its performance. And I get to keep my phone while she's at lessons....