Pros very easy to use once you read the manual you will ...
15 August 2014
Summary: Pros very easy to use once you read the manual you will use to it function good the buttons easily accessible Cons there is a little noise when I used it in a quite room so I think the noise will be much more in the lecture hall.. If you gonna buy one of the philips recorders DVT5000 5500 or 7000 you must know some things 5000 and 5500 is a minor upgrade and don't worth the money and the 7000 is actually the same 5500 even in software with just an infra red remote "Voice...
Summary: As it turns out I ordered the wrong unit. However, this works equally as well with no problems. I use it for all my medical appointments. Great batter storage and clear as a bell recordings even in really low audible settings (where the Dr. speaks super softly).
Problem recognizing voice recorder through a USB port connected through a USB HUB.
Don I., Amazon
26 June 2014
Summary: It was difficult to plug the USB cable connecter into the mini port on my voice recorder and even after I finally appeared to get the cable plugged into the mini port my computer would not recognize the voice recorder. I filled out the Amazon DOA forms, received an RMA number and requested UPS pick up my voice recorder. Which they did the next day, and Amazon sent me a replacement two days later.
Summary: This has amazing, absolutely amazing, built in microphones. It works fairly well with Dragon Naturally Speaking. For the most part the noise cancellation is pretty good. I didn't want to spend the money on it but I am glad that I did. It's voice sensitivity settings make it great for capturing anything from Lectures to Conversations and Conferences.
Summary: I belong to a veteran writer's group and bought this recorder to transcribe my "free write" into the computer for me. All I have to do is talk into the recorder, sync it with my computer and Dragon, and it spits my ramblings on a word document for me to edit. Works great.
Summary: Great sound quality and sensitivity. I owned Sony ICD-UX71 and I was in love with its sensitivity and quality, but the features were few and it was not easy to navigate the menu, and it was working fine until it's stopped working one day. I was looking for something with good quality instead of Sony because from the reviews I can see that Sony new products are not as good as before. So, I was looking for alternative vendor, Olympus, TASCAM, and others.
Summary: I read reviews for the top voice recorders, and this was number one. You can see comparisons on other websites showing how the philips DVT/5000 measures up to the competition. It is easy to operate and understand. The sound quality is good. I also purchased the Sony Tie-clip (ECM-CS3) mic and it works and sounds great. No need to change input settings. It works right away. I also purchased the Sony telephone mic (ECM-TL3) and it is also compatible and sounds great.