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  • Page 1 Register your product and get support at www.philips.com/dictation DVT2500 DVT2700 EN User manual...
  • Page 2 Table of contents...
  • Page 3 4.7.2 Disconnecting from a computer Table of contents 5 Record 5.1 Creating a recording 1 Important safety information 5.2 Starting recording automatically 1.1 Safety instructions 5.2.1 Use Timer function 5.2.2 Use voice activation 2 About this user manual 6 Playback 2.2 Symbols used 6.1 Select a recording 3 Your recorder...
  • Page 4 8.1.8 Setting auto divide 8.1.9 Enable/disable the recording indicator 8.2 Display settings 8.2.1 Select language 8.2.2 Adjusting the display contrast 8.2.3 Adjusting the backlight 8.2.4 Setting demonstration mode 8.3 Device settings 8.3.1 Set date & time 8.3.2 Enabling/disabling ClearVoice 8.3.3 AUTO-OFF 8.3.4 Alarm clock 8.3.5 Enabling/disabling key and signal tones 9 Service...
  • Page 5: Important Safety Information

    1 Important safety information 1.1.1 Batteries and rechargeable batteries • Only use AAA batteries with the device. • Never try to recharge alkaline or non-rechargeable batteries. Do not make any adjustments and modifications that are not described • Remove batteries or rechargeable batteries from the device if it in this manual.
  • Page 6 If you need to replace these headphones, we recommend contacting your dealer to order the respective original Philips model. Table of contents...
  • Page 7: About This User Manual

    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.
  • Page 8: Your Recorder

    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 •...
  • Page 9 3.2 Package contents Device Quick start guide USB cable to connect to a computer Two AAA batteries DVT2700: DVD with speech recognition software Note • Please note that some individual components may not be included in delivery with your model. If any item is missing or damaged, please contact your distributor.
  • Page 10 3.3 Product overviews 3.3.1 Front and rear sides Eye for wrist strap ON/OFF switch / HOLD (keypad lock) Slot for memory card (microSD card) 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 Micro USB port for computer connection Headphone socket (stereo jack plug, 3.5 mm)
  • Page 11: Keys

    3.3.2 Keys a Stop mode: short press: change folder, long press: Call menu functions (MENU key); Recording with voice activation: adjust activation level; Replay: adjust volume; Menu navigation: call next menu register ~ Playback recording (playback button); End playback (Stop key); End recording (Stop key);...
  • Page 12: Start-up Screen

    3.4 Start-up screen Playback: S – Normal, j – Stop, c – Slow, U – Fast, g – Recording, | – Recording paused, V W – Search ƒ Set recording quality: ‡ – PCM, … – SHQ, ƒ – HQ, ˆ – SP, † – LP ‚ – Voice activation switched on Microphone sensitivity ° – Dictation, ± – Speech to text, ¯ – Conversation, µ – Zoom function: Lecture Editing mode set: Å – Add recording, Æ – Overwrite recording Ç – ClearVoice turned on (for better playback quality) Set repeat mode / continuous loop:  – Repeat file playback,...
  • Page 13: Menu Overview And Settings

    × Device settings: 3.4.1 Menu overview Set date & time Note Enabling/disabling ClearVoice AUTO-OFF • The symbol of the selected menu tab is Alarm clock highlighted in blue. Memory formatting Enable/disable the recording indicator Ø Folder and file menu: Enabling/disabling key and signal tones Find recording with calendar search Set file location Split a recording Display device information...
  • Page 14: First Steps

    Insert the batteries or rechargeable batteries into the device as 4 First steps shown. Make sure the polarity is correct. 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...
  • Page 15: Power On/off

    4.2 Power on/off 4.3 Initial installation process Slide the on/off switch on the side of the device downwards for The initial installation process starts when first using the device or approximately two seconds. possibly if there has been a long interruption to the power supply. The The device turns on and the start-up screen is displayed.
  • Page 16: Enabling/disabling Keypad Lock

    Press the record key g 4.4 Enabling/disabling the keypad lock Press h / b to switch between the 12/24-hour system. The keypad lock deactivates all keys on the device. The timer function Press the record key g of the device continues to function. Slide the HOLD switch up into the HOLD position to lock the Press h / b to set the hours.
  • Page 17 Note 4.5 Insert microSD card • To ensure that the device stores the recordings on the memory Caution card, you must switch from the internal memory to microSD memory card (see also chapter 8.1.1 Set file location, page 27). The • Do not remove the memory card while recording is in progress. If display shows a folder icon which indicates where the recordings you do this, data may be damaged or lost.
  • Page 18: Connecting To Computer

    • Power supply via USB: Record while powered through USB without draining the battery. You can record until the memory is full. • To start recording press the record key g for at least two seconds while the device is connected to the computer. Plug the USB connector into a USB port on your computer.
  • Page 19 Open File Explorer. The device will be displayed as a mass storage device named PHILIPS. The Voice folder on the device contains recordings. Copy or move files to your computer or delete files to archive recordings and free up space on the device.
  • Page 20 Press the g key to resume recording. 5 Record Press the ~ key to stop recording. The device returns to stop mode. The device offers many features that you can use during recording or to improve the quality of a recording. Use the timer and the voice Note activation functions to start recording automatically.
  • Page 21 Customize the voice-activated recording settings in the Settings 5.2 Starting recording automatically menu and turn on the feature (see also chapter 8.1.7 Enabling/ disabling voice-activated recording, page 30). You have two options to start automatic recording: Timer function If this feature is on, the ‚ icon is displayed. and voice activation.
  • Page 22 6 Playback 6.1.1 Find recording with calendar search The search function of the device provides a listing of all stored files sorted by the record date. In stop mode (start-up screen), press a/MENU for at least two • Turn on the ClearVoice function for better playback quality. Quiet seconds.
  • Page 23 6.2 Playing a recording back 6.3 Adjusting playback speed Press and hold the ~ key for at least two seconds during playback. • When the device is in the stop mode, playback will start with a This will switch the device to slow playback. The c icon will be three-second rewind.
  • Page 24 6.5 Repeat a file / repeat a sequence You can automatically repeat playback of a certain file or entire folder (= endless loop). In stop mode (start-up screen), press a/MENU for at least two seconds. Press h / b to select the function Repeat Press the record key, g, to confirm. Using either h / b, select whether you wish either the playback of an individual recording/file or a folder to repeat automatically.
  • Page 25 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. In stop mode (start-up screen) select the folder in which you wish You can delete individual recordings from the device.
  • Page 26 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.
  • Page 27 Press h / b, to select if you want to save the files in the internal 8 Settings memory or on the microSD card. Press the record key, g, to confirm. Press and hold the a/MENU key for two seconds while the device is stopped (start-up screen) to enter the Settings menu..
  • Page 28 Press h / b to select the required recording quality. Press h / b to select the required recording quality. The selected quality setting symbol is shown on the display. The selected microphone/recording sensitivity symbol is ‡ – highest quality, uncompressed, format: WAV, 1,411 kbit/s shown on the display: … – excellent quality, format: MP3, 192 kbit/s –...
  • Page 29 8.1.4 Setting editing mode 8.1.5 Enabling/disabling silent recording You can edit an existing recording by overwriting a part of it or adding Use this function to turn off display indication, LED status, and the a new recording at its end. You can use the Overwrite mode to delete signal tones during a recording.
  • Page 30 Press the record key, g, to confirm. 8.1.6 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.
  • Page 31 Press h / b to select the function 8.1.8 Setting auto divide Press the record key, g, to confirm. You can automatically divide large recordings, such as a multi-hour meeting recording. Once the set time has been reached, the device Press h / b to switch between voice activation level 1 (very stops the current recording and automatically starts a new one.
  • Page 32 8.1.9 Enable/disable the recording indicator 8.2 Display settings This function allows you to switch off the status LED. 8.2.1 Select language In stop mode (start-up screen), press a/MENU for at least two seconds. Note Press a to select the device settings menu ×. • Your language might not be available. Select an alternative one. Press h / b to select the function Record lamp In stop mode (start-up screen), press a/MENU for at least two...
  • Page 33 Press the record key, g, to confirm. 8.2.2 Adjusting the display contrast In stop mode (start-up screen), press a/MENU for at least two Press h / b to select from the following settings: seconds. Press a to select the device settings menu Ô. Press the record key, g, to confirm. Press h / b to select the function Press the ~ key to exit the menu.
  • Page 34 Press the record key, g, to confirm. Press the record key, g, to confirm. Press h / b to select the function Press h / b to select the required year. Press the record key, g, to confirm. Press the record key g If this feature is on, the saved images are output sequentially Press h / b to set the required month.
  • Page 35 • Press the ~ key to cancel the operation without saving and return • Press the ~ key to cancel the operation without saving and return to stop mode. to stop mode. 8.3.2 Enabling/disabling ClearVoice 8.3.3 AUTO-OFF Turn on the ClearVoice function for better playback quality. Dynamic The device switches off automatically if no key is pressed within a pre- emphasis on quiet passages to improve the intelligibility of quiet voices.
  • Page 36 Press h / b to select the function, to turn off the alarm. 8.3.4 Alarm clock You can use the device as an alarm clock or an appointment reminder. The alarm goes off or a selected file is played at a pre-set time. •...
  • Page 37 9 Service 9.1.2 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.
  • Page 38 4.7 Connecting to a computer, page 18). 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.
  • Page 39 Problem Possible cause/solution 9.3 Troubleshooting I cannot hear anything from • A headset is connected to the device. the speaker. • The volume is at the lowest setting. Problem Possible cause/solution The device does not turn on • The batteries or rechargeable batteries The recording session does • Pre-recording or voice-activated are not inserted correctly. not start recording mode may be enabled. Check to ensure that the batteries • The keypad lock may be enabled. or rechargeable batteries are correctly Slide the HOLD switch to the inserted. Make sure the polarity is “Off” position. correct. • The maximum number of recordings • Batteries are empty. may have been reached or the available Replace or recharge the batteries. space for recording is full. Delete some recordings or move The device does not playback • The keypad lock may be enabled.
  • Page 40 Technical data 10 Appendix Memory card microSD card up to 32 GB SDHC The information in this user manual has been produced to the best of our knowledge. It (particularly the technical data) may be modified or Recording format PCM – WAV, 1,411 kbits/s updated at any time without prior notice. SHQ – MP3, 192 kbits/s HQ – MP3, 96 kbits/s SP – MP3, 64 kbits/s...
  • Page 41 Technical data System requirements Operating system: Windows 8, 7, Vista, Mac OS X, Linux Temperature 5 ºC – 45 ºC / 41 ºF – 113 ºF Humidity 10 % – 90 %, non-condensing Appendix Table of contents...
  • Page 42 Speech Processing Solutions GmbH hereby declares that the devices In keeping with the provisions of the EU Directive relating to the DVT2500 and DVT2700 fully comply with the basic requirements and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment and the...
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  • Page 44 © 2014 Speech Processing Solutions GmbH. All rights reserved. Document Version 1.0, 2014/06/18...

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  • Jan Lawrence Feb 06, 2019 10:39:
    This manual is very confusing. It uses terms that are not defined, ie. h/b.
  • Mary Christin Nov 05, 2017 06:53:
    Agree with other users---ha​ve been trying to figure out manual for 1/2 hour now with someone's assistance​--neither can figure it out. Suppose I will have to return mine too. NO LUCK finding out how to do the simplest task---era​se a recording!​!!
  • Howard Gorle Jul 31, 2017 09:05:
    Tried 2 different micro cards in model DVT2500
    Ne​ither worked! (16 GB) Will Not format - when I tried changing from internal memory to "Micr​o SD card all I get is an error message! I then tried using the same 2 cards in an earlier model of Tracker - SAME RESULTS!! I can go along with 1 faulty card tried in 2 machines but the odds of purchasing 2 x 16 GB cards tried in two different machines tells me Philips is building a substandar​d line of recorders. STAY AWAY! And do not look in the User Manual for help - there isn't any!!
  • william wilson Jun 24, 2017 12:19:
    The instructio​n manual is incredibly difficult. Numbers do not co-ordinat​e with the alphas ; I have being trying to work it out for an hour. I am returning this product
  • Leonard Moore Apr 30, 2017 10:07:
    Your instructio​n manual does not coordinate numbers and letters. This manual and Voice Tracer are useless to me at this point. Even my techy grandkids can't figure it out.