Summary: I use it to record lectures in school and it works great. And, you get about an hour of lectures for about 5-6 MBs -- not bad. True, the 8 MB stick is not much, but a bigger Memory Stick is not that expensive. The Sony software is great to use and you can convert very easily to .wav....
Summary: I had to have a recorder since I could never seem to stay awake in class (for some strange reason) so I got this device. Works great even in the back of the classroom. I would go over the lecture at nights at home. Software is pretty good...Could record over 20 Hours with only a 128mb Memory stick.
Summary: As the title suggests, I use this in my law enforcement job. The sound quality compared to microcassettes is so much better that I will never go back. I have had this unit now for at least a year and have used it both in patrol work and in investigations. I have the 128 mb card in mine.
Summary: Remember the days when recording sound required magnetic tapes that you could fast-forward through, rewind, and turn over? I can't say that I do; it's all such a fog now. Maybe it was just a bad dream. Either way, digital recorders are here, so there's no point bemoaning the past.
Summary: I love this recorder, I've recorded many things and its good to hear a talk or teaching over again so I don't miss the really good points. Recording a teaching helps me to learn it when I listen over and over again to the teaching. Jesus' Blessings and Peace
Summary: The quality of sound in this compact little marvel is simply amazing. There is no background hissing or humming that is related to the cassette type recorders. The 8mb stick that is included should've been at least 16mb.
Summary: This recorder is so small and compact its amazing! I wasn't sure which Sony reorder to purchase at first after looking at a few. I went with this one and I am glad I did! I am using it mainly for college courses and recording the professor.
Summary: April 2004 I've owned the MS515-VTP for over a year now. I tape a high volume of conference calls and the device has performed consistently well, and I hope to get many more years of use from it.