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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2015, 10:26:07 AM »
well, not that it matters but ive had my 680 for 3 years and my 60d for a year and a half anf have had zero issues. guess ive been lucky!
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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2015, 11:41:41 AM »
I have nothing to gripe about.

I've got a $200 4-channel recorder that performs much better than any $200 4-channel recorder has any business to.

For more than 6 months I've been using it almost weekly to record 4-channels and have used it as a straight 2-channel recorder (with the 2-channel back up tracks enabled, so I guess even those instances are still using all 4 channels) probably half a dozen times on top of that and fortunately I've never had any negative issues. I'm recording everything at 24/48.

I'm using a Sandisk Ultra Plus 64gb Microsdxc Class 10 Uhs-1 Memory Card (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPJBYD0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) and have installed all of the firmware updates when they've become available.

I formatted the card in the recorder several times the only way possible via the older firmware version and did the new full format that's available with the latest version before I last used it. (Even the full format option only took a minute or so to complete).

I never put any of that into your spread sheet, but there you have it. I may be in the minority but so far I've had nothing but good luck with my DR-70D.

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2015, 01:53:07 PM »
wrong thread. johnfitz.

Please consider altering or deleting your post.

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2015, 04:10:48 PM »
wrong thread. johnfitz.

Please consider altering or deleting your post.

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2015, 07:13:56 PM »
You guys have missed the part in the DR-70D literature about TASCAM's proprietary "Super Bit Shaping"

This is a more aggresive A/D process that results on triple the accuracy of past A/Ds - but requires a more resilient SD card hardware.

TASCAM is labling this proprietary technology as "TASCAM Super BS"

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2015, 08:04:43 PM »
You guys have missed the part in the DR-70D literature about TASCAM's proprietary "Super Bit Shaping"

This is a more aggresive A/D process that results on triple the accuracy of past A/Ds - but requires a more resilient SD card hardware.

TASCAM is labling this proprietary technology as "TASCAM Super BS"

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2015, 01:55:17 PM »
I have nothing to gripe about.

I've got a $200 4-channel recorder that performs much better than any $200 4-channel recorder has any business to.

For more than 6 months I've been using it almost weekly to record 4-channels and have used it as a straight 2-channel recorder (with the 2-channel back up tracks enabled, so I guess even those instances are still using all 4 channels) probably half a dozen times on top of that and fortunately I've never had any negative issues. I'm recording everything at 24/48.

I'm using a Sandisk Ultra Plus 64gb Microsdxc Class 10 Uhs-1 Memory Card (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPJBYD0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) and have installed all of the firmware updates when they've become available.

I formatted the card in the recorder several times the only way possible via the older firmware version and did the new full format that's available with the latest version before I last used it. (Even the full format option only took a minute or so to complete).

I never put any of that into your spread sheet, but there you have it. I may be in the minority but so far I've had nothing but good luck with my DR-70D.

THAT CARD IS NOT ON THE APPROVED LIST! AT SOME POINT, IT WILL FAIL, AND TASCAM WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE NOT TO BLAME..

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

The approved card list for the DR-70D is here: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/867/dr-70d_tested_media_list_20151006.pdf

If you use any cards other than the ones on the list, and they fail, you have NO RECOURSE with TEAC/Tascam.

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2015, 05:57:55 PM »
I have owned a P2 for almost 10 years and never had an issue.  I must be lucky.

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2015, 03:00:56 PM »
I have nothing to gripe about.

I've got a $200 4-channel recorder that performs much better than any $200 4-channel recorder has any business to.

For more than 6 months I've been using it almost weekly to record 4-channels and have used it as a straight 2-channel recorder (with the 2-channel back up tracks enabled, so I guess even those instances are still using all 4 channels) probably half a dozen times on top of that and fortunately I've never had any negative issues. I'm recording everything at 24/48.

I'm using a Sandisk Ultra Plus 64gb Microsdxc Class 10 Uhs-1 Memory Card (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPJBYD0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00) and have installed all of the firmware updates when they've become available.

I formatted the card in the recorder several times the only way possible via the older firmware version and did the new full format that's available with the latest version before I last used it. (Even the full format option only took a minute or so to complete).

I never put any of that into your spread sheet, but there you have it. I may be in the minority but so far I've had nothing but good luck with my DR-70D.

THAT CARD IS NOT ON THE APPROVED LIST! AT SOME POINT, IT WILL FAIL, AND TASCAM WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE NOT TO BLAME..

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

The approved card list for the DR-70D is here: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/867/dr-70d_tested_media_list_20151006.pdf

If you use any cards other than the ones on the list, and they fail, you have NO RECOURSE with TEAC/Tascam.

Do you want that?

Looking at the approved list you have posted it seems I recently purchased a non approved card: SDSDXP-032G 32GB NG

But the 16Gb same type is OK? And this one is at your own risk: SDSDXPA-032G 32GB OK*1

Really???
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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2015, 03:49:52 PM »

Looking at the approved list you have posted it seems I recently purchased a non approved card: SDSDXP-032G 32GB NG

But the 16Gb same type is OK? And this one is at your own risk: SDSDXPA-032G 32GB OK*1

Really???

Yes, really!!!

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2015, 04:44:17 PM »
I thought the BBB complaint was over the top, but am looking at it differently the more i think on it.  Tascam just released the dr701d, and there is no approved media list that I can find.  To an unkowledgeable user like me, my assumption would be the 701d is passing time code or whatever in addition to four channels of audio.  So my guess is it would be even more demanding on a card than the 70d.  Given the limited list of approved cards for the 70d published by tascam months after many of us bought the 70d, it leaves a bad impression in my mind to see another recorder released with no list of approved media.  Spend $599 and take your chances and spend money trying to determine which cards work in the 701d or any other tascam product again?  Not me. 

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2015, 06:24:43 PM »
I thought the BBB complaint was over the top, but am looking at it differently the more i think on it.  Tascam just released the dr701d, and there is no approved media list that I can find.  To an unkowledgeable user like me, my assumption would be the 701d is passing time code or whatever in addition to four channels of audio.  So my guess is it would be even more demanding on a card than the 70d.  Given the limited list of approved cards for the 70d published by tascam months after many of us bought the 70d, it leaves a bad impression in my mind to see another recorder released with no list of approved media.  Spend $599 and take your chances and spend money trying to determine which cards work in the 701d or any other tascam product again?  Not me.

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He could have hung and tried to work with us...

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2015, 06:48:30 PM »
Thanks to my unreliable Tascam DR-70D, I no longer enjoy recording live shows.

I am prepping for a show tonight and feeling panic and anxiety.

Ready to quit if this keeps up.
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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2015, 06:58:26 PM »
Thanks to my unreliable Tascam DR-70D, I no longer enjoy recording live shows.

I am prepping for a show tonight and feeling panic and anxiety.

Ready to quit if this keeps up.

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Re: GRIPE ABOUT TASCAM! What is wrong with them?!
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2015, 07:19:52 PM »
no, I've just totally lost my taper groove.
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