Summary: I could not get this to operate properly, despite my continual reference to the overwhelming instructions. If you are looking for a digital recorder, try something a bit more simple. I had to send this back for a refund and was treated with the utmost kindness and respect from Amazon.
Summary: I bought this a few years ago - not from amazon - I don't really have a lot to say other than - try a different product unless this is a one time use and you trying to record a conversation just to get proof of something which is what i did - it served that purpose but later when i tried to reuse it was no good anymore so it seems like a one time use and its cheap. that's all.
Summary: I didn't use the recorder much when I first bought it, it was for a speech class requirement. After a year or two I decided I was going to start using it to record meetings so that when I write the minutes, I'll have the meeting to refer to. I upload the recordings on my computer no problem and then listen that way so I don't run down the batteries on the recorder.
Summary: I'd give it less than 1 star if I could. It has some nice features and it is inexpensive, however its primary function, making recordings it does not do well. The literature boasts 104 hour recording capacity but it doesn't mention that if you try to make a 1.5 hour recording, or longer, it fails and you get an unreadable file. It wasn't until this happened to me and I started trying to retrieve the file, that I found that this is a common occurrence for this machine.
Summary: Might be a nice recorder, but how would I know? The Digital Voice Manager software won't work on Mac OS-X. Other reviews in other forums say the DVM software is pretty awful as is. SOunds ike I borrowed the wrong recorder. Glad I didn't buy it.
Summary: The sound quality is not too bad for the price of this thing, but the software to download the files to your PC is junk. I also own an RCA RP5030 which this was meant to replace. Alas, this one is not as easy to use. The RP5030 saved in MP3 format while this one saves in something that can ONLY be read by using the included software. And that software is not upgradable, nor available for the Mac or Linux.