Summary: According to Sony support, this device is not compatible with Win 7. Instead of using it as a digital voice recorder, you have to download the data via the ANALOG headset jack into your computer MIC in. None of the digital functionality can be accessed via software from Win 7.
Summary: I've owned this recorder for over a year. I find it an excellent product. The software is not difficult to figure out. It automatically files the subject under time and date. You convert it to a sterio or mono MP3 file by choosing the correct "save as" category to a file on your hard drive.
Summary: Before buying this recorder, I purchased the Olympus DS-2. It worked quite well, but then I found the fatal flaw - at least for me: you can't use it for dictation, because there is no easy way to search back and forth through something you've recorded to insert, overwrite, or add on to a previous...
Summary: It works, but just no excuse for not having Vista drivers out. It's 8 months since Vista came out, and the only drivers out there are in Japanese. For the last 7 months, I called their tech support and got nowhere, then finally found info on their web site.
Summary: This digital recorder is very convenient for me to bring it all day , and with easy operation. I really like this a lot and now I suggest you to buy one,then you'll find out that the recorder is very useful.
Good recorder... if you get it to work with your PC.
NN Modi, Amazon
28 June 2007
Summary: This recorder is a sleek little device and has good features that I won't bother repeating here. What is *very annoying* is the Digital Voice Editor software and the USB connectivity. I've re-installed the software numerous times without getting it to work.
Summary: I love this recorder and never leave home without it: use it for interviews (excellent sound quality) and to listen to podcasts and so far, it's been very reliable. The only big problem is the software Digital Voice Editor 2. It's crappy, buggy, crashes all the time.
Summary: I have had this for a year now. The unit itself is pretty high quality. Many options. The problem is the software. The digital voice editor software that comes with it is very limited and never was great.