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Sony ICD-BM1
5.9 out of 10

Sony ICD-BM1

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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't Work with 64-bit OS

Chris C., Newegg
25 January 2012
  • Pros: Supposed to interact with voice recognition but did not get to test out that feature since I couldn't get the device recognized by Win 7 64-bit....see Cons.
  • Cons: This particular model DOES NOT get recognized by the Sony Software for any 64-bit operating system INCLUDING Windows 7 64-bit Home, Professional, or Ultimate. It is a bulky design that feels too large for what these devices should be.
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Overall 8
8.0

sony recorder ICD-BM1

william layton, Amazon
21 May 2007
  • Summary: Good solid construction. Appears to be metal. Came with 128mb card, usb cord and disk. Works fine. My previous one lasted many years with daily use. Works on AAA batteries.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fairly Well Made Recorder BUT Digital File Format is USELESS

ARH, Amazon
21 May 2007
  • Summary: I have used Sony dictation recorders for several years. This recorder was my last purchase. Subsequent to purchasing the recorder, we switched to MacBook Pros. Unfortunately, the file format (MSV) used by Sony will only play well with PC based computers.
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Overall 8
8.0

durable, high sensitivity, excellent sound quality

ergo superabo, Amazon
19 May 2007
  • Summary: I made my ICD-BM1 provide yeoman's service over a period of one and a half years. It was used to record conversations for about 10 hours every day over that time. I used four rechargeable AAA batteries and a few as well as one .
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Overall 10
10

Best Dictation recorder, of several I have used over many years

Practical Evaluator, Amazon
11 May 2007
  • Summary: Pros: sound quality, small file size, small recorder size Cons: no compact dictation headset offered by Sony, omnidirectional internal mic, battery door easily broken and if broken, recorder loses power and ongoing function in a flash I have used this recorder for several years.
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Overall 10
10

good professional quality recorder

kaveman, Amazon
9 May 2007
  • Summary: I researched the available choices for digital voice recorders for quite some time before settling on this one. It turns out the Sony ICD-BMx series is the only professional level "dictating" recorder available from Sony (discounting their DAT models).
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Overall 2
2.0

No way to download Digital Voice Editor Software

C. Abel, Amazon
4 May 2007
  • Summary: I bought a Sony ICD-MX20 digital voice recorder a week ago. I was surprised that Sony does not provide downloads of the associated software named "Digital Voice Editor". Sony Customer Service staff told me that if you lost the CD that came with the box, you had to buy a new one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ripped off by Sony

Alan Uke, Amazon
30 April 2007
  • Summary: RIPPED OFF BY SONY Just purchased this for my daughter at college. It records for less than a hour with the included 32MB card. ALL HIGHER CAPACITY CARDS ARE INCOMATIBLE AND ALL COMPATIBLE CARDS ARE OUT OF PRODUCTION.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the money

Franklin A. Moses, Amazon
26 April 2007
  • Summary: The transaction went fine. The product is comparatively far over priced. I was almost "drummed out" of an organization where I am the secretary, for spending that much on this item. We have a competitor's product for half the price, that rivals this Sony ICD-BM1 Recorder. Don't buy it!
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Quality Recordings - but completely incompatible with macs

R. Chang, Amazon
19 April 2007
  • Summary: What's annoying about this solid recorder is that Sony hasn't elected to make it compatible with mac. It records in a proprietary format which you can't convert out of (or even play) in mac, and it's not exactly easy to convert out of the msw format in windows either (requiring multiple different...
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