Recorder never got out of loading stage, Sanyo could care less
J. P. Kraus "peterjkraus", Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: Avoid. I needed a recorder quickly, bought this Sanyo model and plugged it in, according to manual. It showed LOADING in its tiny screen. That was almost a year ago. Every couple of months I fool with it, try again to get it to work, but it's still LOADING. Sanyo's "customer service" seems to have been acquired from the old Soviet Union, as it very rapidly puts you in a loop and hangs up after about fifteen minutes. Comrade.
I'd only use this for personal stuffs, not work or legal.
17 July 2011
Summary: Decent voice recorder. I bought this to record class lectures. It works okay, and I was able to get it for cheap (less than 1/2 market), So I'm cool with it. Pros: mp3 recording, easily played with any media player. Not top of the line, but good quality sound: play back sound is clear. If I really strain ears I can hear a very faint background noise. USB works good, connects to my Windows pc with no problem.
Summary: My biggest complaint about this recorder is that most of the noise in recordings I make come from the device itself. There is a persistent fluctuating buzz on every recording I've made with it. I've tried using noise cancellation software on the recordings, tried using an external mic to get the mic away from the recorder, and tried the different recording options on the device itself, all to no avail. I'm finally throwing in the towel and buying a different recorder.
Summary: This is a very good recorder has good Mic line in, the down side has no manual that comes with it cant find one on line. The best thing I like it has a USB no SD cards to lose, great Mp3 recording.
Summary: I put the batteries in and pushed the button, but all I got was that it was loading. It never ever finished loading. It just continued loading until I took the batteries out the next day. Even if it had worked, the product is cheesy. Look elsewhere for a recorder.
Summary: Although the directions suggest that pressing the FF and REW buttons while stopped will advance the file number to be played, my unit doesn't function in this way. So, if you have, say, 20 recordings in a folder, you must 1st start to play #20 and then try to REW to the file you want. So what does mine do when stopped? REW adjusts the volume down (same as the '-' button) and FF triggers and 'introscan' where a few seconds of each file in the folder is played.
Summary: This voice recorder arrived today. I read the instructions, inserted two batteries, and waited for it to boot up. The screen said LOADING. It never got beyond that. I tried several different new battery sets and the same thing happened. Then I read the troubleshooting in the manual and called the 800 number for Sanyo. I got put on hold for more than a half hour, and then they hung up on me. I called again and waited another half hour.
Summary: I am disappointed with Sanyo's ICR-FP550 Digital Voice Recorder. 1) It misses the first half-second or more of most recordings; 2) I can set the date but not the time -- the time-setting function just doesn't take; 3) The case is slippery; 4) The case is shaped so that I have to look at the recorder to locate the microphone and switches; 5) Several switches feel the same to the touch; 6) It has a non-defeatable sleep mode that engages in a frustratingly-short three...
Summary: After giving serious thoughts about which digital recorder I purchase for interviews, I placed an order for this device as it was released most recently. I somehow thought this model had captured improvements from the older models/versions of digital recorders...but I later realize it was a big mistake. I tested it in the US before my departure to my field in sub-Saharan Africa. When I go to the capital city, I found the leakage of some liquid from the battery.