I found your web site and saw that you had posted a review on this digital recorder.
I just bought it and was trying to use this weekend but ran into several problems:
1) I have a Mac OSX (Powerbook G4) with Vitual PC and was able to install the Digital Voice Recorder software just fine.
FOR DRAGON TO WORK WITH MAC YOU NEED TO HAVE VIRTUAL PC LOADED ON IT....HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE LOADED VIRTUAL PC JUST FOR THE USE OF SPEECH RECOGNTION PURPOSE TRY THE IBM VIAVOICE THEY HAVE A MAC COMPATIBLE SOLUTION...DRAGON ONLY SUPPORTS WINDOWS.
Yep, Dragon hasn't had a mac product since 'power secretary'... And I've never seen it work inside of Virtual PC, or Wine on a Linux box... Dragon is really geared to working within Windows... IBM has a solution, but it's not as powerful as Dragon as far as features. But Maybe you could elaborate - if you're using IBM...
2) But when I tried to hook up the Voice Recorder machine to my Mac using the USB port, the Digital Voice Recorder couldn’t “see it”
I got a feeling the Sony's software is setup to work with Windows... That's where you'll have to correspond with Sony...
3) I have a PC at home, so I redid the install of Digital Voice Recorder software and it was able to see the Voice Recorder without any problems. However, when I tried to install the Dragon Naturally Speaking software, it complained that there is not enough RAM. I tried to look in the specs to find out what’s enough, but couldn’t find anything. I have 512MB of RAM on my Mac but probably Virtual PC is eating up much of it.
IDEAL FOR DRAGON WHILE USING ON A WINDOW BASED SYSTEM, YOU NEED ATLEAST 512 RAM (CONSIDER THIS MINIMUM). I AM SURE THE VIRTUAL PC IS EATING MUCH OF THE RAM CAPACITY.
I'd say 512 for a pc is a minimum now-a-days... Many here would tell you you're going to need a gig for your pc. I don't have any info on the mac....
Has anyone been able to use this Sony ICS-SX25 model on a MAC with Virtual PC emulation?
I AM USING SONY ICS-SX25 WITH WINDOWS, I CAN SWEAR BY THE PERFORMANCE
I don't have any mac/sony experience, so if anyone else does... Great. BTW I swear at my computer now and then also - but it doesn't get it to work any better!
Do you know what’s the RAM required to install the Dragon Naturally Speaking software?
FOR WINDOWS 512MB RAM IS MINIMUM.
512 on a windows box should be fine, but I'd up that to 1024...
I AM NOT EVEN HALF AS TECHNICALLY QUALIFIED AS MANY OF THE DUDES HERE.....
the voicerecognition.com forum has both dudes and dudettes! I'm glad they all come here and participate!