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: This device is a little hard to figure out but once you do....its great. In a classroom of 25 students the device foucuses on the teacher and not all the clammer of the other students. You need to start recording about 5 seconds before the conversation starts so you can get it all. Other than that I find the device to be great and well worth the money.
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....
Summary: I have this recorder and the Sony ICRecorder (ICD-PX312). I tested them both using the same settings and placed side by side. This recorder provides slightly better record quality than the Sony, probably because it is stereo. The built in speaker is very good quality and also of slightly better quality than the Sony.