[bct] Re: Digital Recorder for Sustained Use

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 09:10:55 -0600

Bob, what price range are we talking about here.  There are a number of
choices, but I don't want to price you out of the ball park.  So, give
me an idea and I'll try to give you some choices.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Martin
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 8:47 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Robert Martin
Subject: [bct] Digital Recorder for Sustained Use

Good Morning BCT Listers,
I have read with interest the extensive discussion on this list of many
digital recorders and have a pretty good idea of which recorders many of
you consider the best buy for the money and which are most usable  with
the best sound quality.  I am considering the purchase of a recorder,
but my needs are a little different.  I am a college teacher,
researcher, and low-level administrator.  IN doing my work for years I
have made extensive and regular use of tape recorders to read some
books, and some internal communications within the university.  Scanners
have changed the way in which I do work but because of my research as a
historian and because some documents simply will not scan sufficiently
well to be usable, I still make extensive use of tapes.  I'm tired of
tapes and both they and recorders are passing from the scene.  I would
like some advice on what kind of digital recorder would be most useful
to me to record materials.  this might involve recording several hours a
day occasionally and I also want something with reasonably good sound
quality, substantial memory (compact flash cards etc. would be fine) and
the ability to transfer files back and forth between recorder, computer,
and perhaps a portable device like a Bookport.  I like the looks of the
Olympus 320m for taping lectures etc but I suspect for the kind of
recording I need to do something else might be preferable.  Any
suggestions anyone has will be much appreciated.  I have two old General
Electric tape recorders from American Printing House which I have  used
for years and which still serve me well but they can't last much longer
and I need to turn toward new and improved technology.  Thanks for any
Bob Martin 

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