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Sony-icd-px720.33658061
8.8 out of 10

Sony ICD-PX720

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Reviews and Problems with Sony ICD-PX720

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Overall 4
4.0

Won't work with newer operating systems.

Joy Malessa, Amazon
14 October 2013
  • Summary: Once upon a time this was a good recorder. Now I have a major problem that has basically made it totally useless. It is not compatible with any Windows operating system newer than VISTA. Like I said, now it is useless.
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Overall 10
10

Best digital voice recorder I have found!

Hoppaguy, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I have tried numerous digital voice recorders from Olympus and Panasonic and call it bad luck or whatever they would either stop working completely or the microphone would start to go bad after only a few months. I have been using this Sony voice recorder for over 6 months and the thing is working perfectly. I use it everywhere from the car to work to just walking around.
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Overall 4
4.0

The recorder is fine, but the transfer process to PC is terrible.

David, Amazon
17 November 2010
  • Summary: I really like this recorder. It's built solid, has decent sound quality, and is relatively easy to use on its own. The major problem is that you can't transfer your recording to PC without using the SONY software. There are other recorders in this price range that are just as good and allow you to simply drag-and-drop MP3's without a problem. Go with one of those.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for recording, but interfacing weak...

John M. Chufar, Amazon
19 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this about 6 months ago. The recorder has great audio specs and lives up to the 'Sony" name. But when downloading to a PC it had some issues: 1. NO LINUX support whatsoever!!! (Not recognized as a USB Mass Storage) 2. When downloading to Windows XP, it is PAINFULLY slow... I am trying a new version of the Digital Voice Editor software today...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Pete, Amazon
15 April 2010
  • Summary: Very pleased with the purchase. Came on time and it works great! I bought it as a gift to a close friend and he really enjoys it!
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for occassional dictation but not for anything more

Larry I. Gramovot "LIGatlaw", Amazon
11 April 2010
  • Summary: I have an Olympus DS 330, and I bought the Sony as a backup when I thought the Olympus needed repair (it turned out to only need reformatting). I do quite a lot of dictation, including both lengthy and brief documents. The Sony has large buttons and is easy to use in the sense that it's easy to press the correct button to dictate, stop or listen to what was previously recorded. It also does a pretty good job of overwriting prior dictation in order to edit it.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect recorder for lectures & transcribing

T. Weis, Amazon
5 April 2010
  • Summary: I bought this little recorder in a hurry for a lecture the next day. I was ACTUALLY ready to buy a microcassette recorder before I woke up & realized the potential lack of hiss & flexibility in recording voice MP3s. The recorder is simple to learn (took me 3 minutes) & worked flawlessly. Crystal-clear recordings, great & easy downloading to PC, terrific Digital Voice Editor software.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does it work with Windows 7?

Dr. David Wilson-Okamura, Amazon
5 April 2010
  • Summary: Here is the email I received from Sony when I tried to connect: "Thank you for contacting Sony Support. "I'm sorry that the Sony Digital Voice Editor Software does not recognize the Voice Recorder in the Computer. The IC Recorder is not compatible with the Windows 7 Operating System. The Digital Voice Editor software 3.2.01 is compatible with Vista and XP operating System only. In order to transfer the recording please use the analog interface.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent recorder

A. Gandhi, Amazon
5 April 2010
  • Summary: I use this recorder for recording class lectures and meetings. Once the file is transferred to the computer, the quality of sound is excellent. The software (comes in a CD with the recorder) allows you to increase/decrease the volume. Even if you are sitting very far (30-40 feet) from the speaker, you could record and listen to the speech later on. Memory space allows you to record for about 12 hours.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not support Windows 7

Lyle Vogtmann, Amazon
5 April 2010
  • Summary: I was very happy with this recorder UNTIL I upgraded to Windows 7. Sony does not provide a device driver compatible with Windows 7 at this time. Sony support recommends use of audio out/audio in (which requires playback of recording at normal speed, not good if you have hours of audio to transfer) to retrieve recordings. Software to download audio only works with Windows version UP to Vista.
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