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14-12-2009, 09:00 AM
I'm intending to purchase above device. Preferably I would like one that can be be inserted in computer after recordings and automatically types audio notes to a .txt document.

Does anybody have some thoughts about this topic, e.g. best device, quality of audio/text conversion etc.

All comments are appreciated. Thanks. Raimund.

20-12-2009, 09:39 AM
Could Try using speech recognision and it would type it, maybe.

20-12-2009, 03:33 PM
My wife purchased a Sony ICD PX720 for recording peoples life stories recently. It does everything we expected including transfer to a computer via USB and seems to perform well. The blurb says it can be used with Dragon Naturally Speaking to covert to text but we have not tried it yet.
The USB interface seems to make quite a difference to the price, similar devices without it were a lot cheaper.

15-01-2010, 03:37 PM
This is a pretty old question but an answer still may be useful for some people.
The ICD PX-720 does not come with Dragon Naturally Speaking, but if you purchased Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Preferred (or higher) you would be able to download and have Dragon convert-to-text recordings made on the PX-720.

The PX-720 has a Dragon rating of 4 stars (out of, confusingly, 6). http://support.nuance.com/compatibility/default.asp
Philips makes a bundle that combines a 5 star recorder with a version of Dragon for NZD$369.00

15-01-2010, 05:45 PM
What would this be like in a 'lecture' like situation? Would it work, or would it struggle with the distance from the speaker?