4.9 How to use the remote control (DVT6500, DVT8000) Table of contents 4.10 Accessories 4.10.1 How to connect headphones 4.10.2 Connecting an external microphone 1 Important safety information 4.10.3 How to use the phone pick-up microphone 1.1 Safety instructions 4.10.4 How to use the meeting microphone 4.11 Connecting to a computer 2 About this user manual 4.11.1 Transferring files from or to the device...
7 Edit & delete 9.2 Display settings 7.1 Edit a recording 9.2.1 Select language 7.1.1 Add to or overwrite a recording 9.2.2 Adjusting the display contrast 7.1.2 Split a recording 9.2.3 Adjusting the backlight 7.2 Deleting recordings on the device 9.2.4 Setting Demonstration mode 9.3 Device settings 8 Radio (DVT6000 –...
1 Important safety information 1.1.1 Batteries and rechargeable batteries • Fully charge the rechargeable battery before first use. A full recharge cycle takes about 3.5 hours when the device is connected to a Do not make any adjustments and modifications that are not described computer.
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Caution 2 About this user manual • This symbol warns of damage to the device and possible data loss. Damage can be caused by improper handling. You can find a quick overview of your device in the following pages. For detailed description, see the following chapters of this user manual.
3 Your recorder We are delighted that you have chosen a Philips device. Visit our website for comprehensive support such as user manuals, software downloads, warranty information and much more: www.philips.com/dictation. 3.1 Product highlights • Stereo recording in MP3 format for excellent sound quality •...
3.3 Product overviews 3.3.1 Front and rear sides ON/OFF switch / HOLD (keypad lock) Slot for memory card (microSD card) Microphone DVT6000 – DVT8000: Zoom microphone Status LED: Red – device is recording Green – device is playing back Orange – data is being transferred to/from the computer Display Operating panel with keys Speaker Eye for wrist strap Reset key...
3.3.2 Keys Short press: call up menu functions (MENU key); Long press: switch on radio Start recording (record key); confirm selection Stop mode: change folder; recording: set index mark (INDEX/a key) DVT6000 – DVT8000: Soft function key F1 DVT6000 – DVT8000: Soft function key F2 The function of the soft function keys depends on the operating condition;...
Ô Display settings: 3.4.1 Menu overview Select language Note Adjusting the display contrast Adjusting the backlight • The symbol of the selected menu tab is Setting Demonstration mode highlighted in blue. × Device settings: Ø Folder and file menu: Set date & time Find recording with calendar search Enabling/disabling ClearVoice Split a recording Adjusting the equalizer...
4 First steps Use the installation guide on the following pages to start using your device quickly and easily. Caution • Follow the instructions on handling the device, especially the batteries and rechargeable batteries (see also chapter 1.1.1 Batteries and rechargeable batteries, page 4.2 Power on/off 4.1 Charge device Slide the on/off switch on the side of the device downwards for...
Note Press + / – to set the month. • The device switches itself off automatically if no key is pressed Press b within a pre-set period of time (see also chapter 9.3.4 AUTO- Press + / – to set the day. OFF, page 49).
4.4 Show recording and device information Press the stop key in the stop mode (start-up screen) j. The display shows the properties of the selected recording: Symbol for the storage location, recording date and time, recording quality, recording length, and file size in megabytes. The display shows general device-related data: Date and time, remaining recording time in the selected memory, firmware version and serial number of the device.
4.7 Pull out the stand (DVT6000 – DVT8000) Use the stand on the rear side of the device when you stand it on a table, for example to record a meeting. This way you can get the most of the microphone on the rear side of the device. Pull out the stand on the back of the unit.
4.8 Using the remote control (DVT6500, DVT8000) 4.9 How to use the remote control (DVT6500, DVT8000) The battery is already inserted in the remote control. It is protected by a plastic strip to ensure that no power is consumed during transportation. Note Pull out the plastic strip from the battery compartment on the •...
Turn down the volume of the device before you plug in the headphones. Insert the stereo jack into the headphone connection EAR on the side of the device. 4.10 Accessories Depending on the type of the device, the product package may include various accessories.
Insert the jack into the microphone connection MIC on the side of the device. 4.10.3 How to use the phone pick-up microphone Available as an optional accessory: Philips phone pick-up microphone Stop the recording currently in progress. LFH9162. Insert the jack into the microphone connection MIC on the device Caution side.
Insert the jack into the microphone connection MIC on the side of Further microphones (for cascading) are available as optional the device. accessories. Philips Meeting Microphone LFH9173. The meeting microphone can be used during a meeting or a multi- participant conference. For optimum sound quality, the participants should not be more than two meters away from the microphone.
4.11 Connecting to a computer You can select one of the following options once you have connected the device to a computer • A USB mass storage device: You can use the File Explorer to access the device data without installing additional software. It is automatically displayed as a mass storage device similarly to a USB memory stick or card.
Open File Explorer. • The device can store up to 99 music files. The device will be displayed as a mass storage device named PHILIPS. Use the Voice folder for recordings and the Music 4.11.2 Disconnecting from a computer folder for music files.
Press the INDEX/a key while the device is stopped to select the 5 Record desired folder. The following icons will be displayed, depending on the selected location folder: u, v, w, x, y – internal memory, à, The device offers many features that you can use during recording or á, â, ã, ä – memory card displayed.
Note • Start a new recording: To stop the current recording and start • Manual microphone sensitivity a new one, press b. Press + / – during recording to adjust the microphone sensitivity. • Start playback: While recording, press e. The current • If you you want to make a longer recording, fully charge the recording session is stopped and the last three seconds of the battery.
5.1.2 Add index marks 5.1.4 Using the pre-recording function Index marks can be used to mark certain points in a recording as The pre-recording function allows to record the last five seconds points of reference. Press h / b to select index marks (see also before you press the record key. The device switches into a standby chapter 6.2 Playback a recording or music file, page 30).
Customize the voice-activated recording settings in the Settings 5.2 Start recording automatically menu and turn on the feature (see also chapter 9.1.11 Enabling/ disabling voice-activated recording, page 43). You have two options to start automatic recording: Timer function If this feature is on, the ‚ icon is displayed. and voice activation.
Press h while the device is stopped. 6 Playback The position indicator jumps to the start of a file. The position indicator jumps to the end of the previous file. • Turn on the ClearVoice function for better playback quality. Quiet Note fragments are dynamically adjusted, making soft voices clearer and •...
6.1.1 Find recording with calendar search 6.2 Playback a recording or music file The search function of the device provides a listing of all stored files sorted by the record date. Press MENU while the device is stopped. • When the device is in the stop mode, playback will start with a three-second rewind.
6.4 Quick search • You can call up the equalizer and the playback mode settings while playing back the music files. You can scan backward or forward in the current file at a fast speed. • DVT6000 – DVT8000: Press F1/F2 to call up the playback This allows to find a specific part of the recording.
Press + / – to repeat a certain file, folder or sequence automatically. The symbol of the selected repeat mode is displayed on the display: Â – repeat a file Á – repeat all files in a folder Ã – repeat a selection/sequence Press INDEX/a, to repeat a sequence at a chosen start point. Press INDEX/a, to repeat a sequence at a chosen end point.
Caution 7 Edit & delete • You can use the Overwrite mode to delete the existing recording from its current position! You can overwrite part of a recording or insert a new one. You can split a large recording into separate files so that it can be easily edited. Press the INDEX/a button while the device is stopped (start-up You can delete individual recordings from the device.
7.1.2 Split a recording 7.2 Deleting recordings on the device Split a large recording into two separate recordings so that it can be more easily archived or transferred via e-mail, or to delete a section of You can delete individual recordings from the device. Connect the the recording.
8 Radio (DVT6000 – DVT8000) • You can also use Menu to enter/exit the radio mode. In stop mode (start-up screen), press MENU. Note Press h / b to select the radio menu Ö. • The headphones are the device's antenna. Radio reception is only possible if headphones are connected to the device.
Press the record key, g, to confirm. 8.3 Set output devices for radio playback The device automatically seeks and stores the radio frequencies in the pre-sets. The device can store up to 20 radio stations. In radio mode, the speaker of the device is not muted when you plug in headphones.
8.4 Record from FM radio You can record FM radio. Start the radio as described, and select the radio station you want to record. Press the g key. The record/play indicator lights red. Press g to pause recording. Press the j key to stop recording. The device returns to the radio mode.
Press + / – to select if you want to save the files in the internal 9 Settings memory or on the microSD card. Press the record key, g, to confirm. Press the MENU key while the device is stopped (start-up screen) to enter the Settings menu.
Press the j key to exit the menu. Press the j key to exit the menu. • Press the j key to cancel the operation without saving and return • Press the j key to cancel the operation without saving and return to the stop mode.
Press + / – to select the required recording quality. The selected microphone/recording sensitivity icon will be displayed. • Press the j key to cancel the operation without saving and return – optimized setting for the recording of a sound to the stop mode. ° – ...
9.1.6 Enabling/disabling noise reduction 9.1.7 Setting editing mode When you record in environments with lots of noise in the You can edit an existing recording by overwriting a part of it or adding background (e.g. while in a crowd or during a train or car journey), a new recording at its end.
9.1.8 Switching silent recording on and off 9.1.9 Enabling/disabling the pre-recording function Use this function to turn off display indication, LED status, and the The pre-recording function allows to record the last five seconds signal tones during a recording. This allows you to record while there before you press the record key. The device switches into a standby is no visible indication on the display that a recording is being made.
Press the record key, g, to confirm. 9.1.10 Setting the timer If this feature is on, the À icon is displayed. The device will You can use this function to start a recording at a specified date and start recording at a specified time. time.
Press h / b to switch between voice activation level 1 (very 9.1.12 Setting auto divide sensitive, the device switches on at low volume) and level 9 (lowest sensitivity, the device turns on at higher volume). Press + / – when You can automatically divide large recordings, such as a multi-hour the device is in recording mode to adjust the voice activation level.
9.1.13 Enabling/disabling the record indicator 9.1.14 Selecting an external sound source This function allows you to switch off the status LED. If you connect an external microphone to the device, the recording source will switch automatically and the device's microphone will be In stop mode (start-up screen), press MENU. turned off.
9.2.2 Adjusting the display contrast 9.2 Display settings In stop mode (start-up screen), press MENU. 9.2.1 Select language Press the h / b key to select the display settings menu Ô. Press + / – to select the Note function. Contrast • Your language might not be available. Select an alternative one. Press the record key, g, to confirm.
Press + / – to select from the following settings: (DVT4000), In stop mode (start-up screen), press a/MENU for at least two (DVT6000 – DVT8000), seconds. Auto Adjust Rec Press a to select the device settings menu Ô. • DVT6000 – DVT8000: The device has an integral brightness...
Press + / – to set the hours. 9.3 Device settings Press b 9.3.1 Set date & time Press + / – to set the minutes. The date and time entered are saved with each recording as the recording time. Press the record key, g, to confirm. In stop mode (start-up screen), press MENU. Press the j key to exit the menu.
Press + / – to enable/disable the function. Press the record key, g, to confirm. If the feature is on, the Ç icon is displayed. Press the j key to exit the menu. Press the record key, g, to confirm. Press the j key to exit the menu. •...
Press the record key, g, to confirm. If this feature is on, the ¿ icon will be displayed. • Press the j key to cancel the operation without saving and return to the stop mode. Press + / – to select the function to turn off the alarm-clock.
10 Service 10.1.2 Memory formatting Caution Do not perform any maintenance operations that are not described in • Formatting the memory deletes all recordings and files saved on this user manual. Do not disassemble the device into its component the device. parts to carry out repairs.
• Press the j key to cancel the operation without saving and return to the stop mode. 10.2 Replacing the remote control battery (DVT6500, DVT8000) Insert the battery compartment into the remote control until it snaps into place. Note • Follow the instructions on handling the device, especially the batteries shown in 1 Important safety information.
4.11 Connecting to a computer, page 23). Download the firmware update for your model from the website www.philips.com/dictation onto your computer. Copy the new firmware file to the root directory of the device. Disconnect the device from the computer.
Problem Possible cause/solution 10.4 Troubleshooting The recording session does • Pre-recording or voice-activated not start recording mode may be enabled. Problem Possible cause/solution • The keypad lock may be enabled. The device does not turn on • The battery is discharged. Slide the HOLD switch to the Recharge the battery. “Off” position. • The maximum number of recordings The device does not playback • The keypad lock may be enabled. may have been reached or the available recordings Slide the HOLD switch to the space for recording is full. “Off” position. Delete some recordings or move • No recordings are saved in the device. them to an external device. Select another location folder. The device does not • Press the reset button. respond. I cannot hear anything from • The headphones are incorrectly the headphones.
It (particularly the technical data) may be modified or Internal memory NAND-Flash, 4 GB updated at any time without prior notice. Memory card microSD card up to 32 GB SDHC 11.1 Technical data Recording format PCM – WAV, 1,411 kbits/s SHQ – MP3, 192 kbits/s Technical data HQ – MP3, 96 kbits/s Dimensions DVT4000: 45 × 120 × 18 mm SP – MP3, 64 kbits/s DVT6000 – DVT8000: 45 × 125 × 18 mm LP – MP3, 8 kbits/s Weight DVT4000: 83 g/0.238 lb Music playback MP3, WMA DVT6000: 84 g/0.238 lb Bit rate: 8 – 320 kbps DVT6500, DVT8000: 85 g/0.238 lb no DRM Batteries Remote control: CR2025 Speaker Frequency range: 70 – 15.000 Hz...
Declaration of Conformity Sampling rate PCM/SHQ – 44.1 kHz Speech Processing Solutions GmbH hereby declares that the devices HQ – 32 kHz DVT4000, DVT6000, DVT6500 and DVT8000 fully comply with SP – 22 kHz the basic requirements and other relevant provisions of Directives LP – 16 kHz 2006/95/EC, 2004/108/EC and 2009/125/EC. A complete Declaration of Conformity for this product is available at Radio (DVT6000 – DVT8000) FM stereo...
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