Need Help Finding a User Manual?

Welcome to the Philips Digital Voice Tracer edition of “Need Help Finding a User Manual”. Use this handy guide to quickly find the user manual or product web page or just to check the production date of your favorite Philips Digital Voice Tracer model number.

Questions on User Manuals?

Over the years, there have been a lot of simple questions over user manuals for the Philips Digital Voice Tracer user manuals. I thought it would be nice to summarize all the questions and answers in one place along with links to where you can find the manuals (if they still exist).

If you still have questions or you have some third party link to a user manual that is listed as no longer available, please post it in the comments.

Why can’t I find one online?

There could be a lot of reasons why you can’t find the user manual you are looking for.

Philips is an enormous multi-national conglomerate organization that releases thousands of new products every year. Every division drives it’s own online content and while designers try to be as sensitive as possible to helping users find technical information, this can sometimes be a challenge when user experience technologies change.

Having said that, user manuals are actual easy to find (for dictation products anyway) if you know how. I found all the links to the manuals below AND wrote this blog post in about 2 hours.

Here is are the steps to follow to find a user manual for a current product

  1. Go to https://www.dictation.philips.com/products/
  2. Find the section called “Audio Recorders” on the right side
  3. Scroll down to the product you need a user manual for, click on it
  4. Click on the tab that says “Support”
  5. Select the language you want. “English” is pre-selected
  6. Click the icon that says “User Manual”

If you are looking for a manual for a product that is no longer being produced, you can simply check the guide below to see if it is still available and where to find it.

Manual downloads are defaulted to your geo-location identified by your browser. To select a different language other than the one selected, simply use the drop down box and find the one you want. If you don’t see the language you want, that means it’s not available.

Identifying the Model Number

Current Digital Voice Tracer Model Numbers are pretty straight forward, they will always start with the letters “DVT” which stands for Digital Voice Tracer followed by 4 numbers. In the old days, prior to 2012, they started with the letters “LFH” which is an old naming convention that goes back to the 1960’s.

Why isn’t it included in the box?

Well, it’s certainly not because Philips is cheap! It’s actually because of the impact on the environment. In fact, internal studies at Philips determined that the post sale support cost of not including a printed manual was greater than the cost of including a printed manual.

Philips decided that it would work harder to make the product simpler to use while increasing the richness of the features and it worked! Today’s Digital Voice Tracer line up are pretty awesome and extremely intuitive.

However there are two things you should know. Every recorder has a PDF of the full user manual stored in it’s internal memory. If you hook up the recorder to your computer using the USB cable that comes in the box, you can browse to the folder called “User Manual” to find it.

Why is a PDF better than paper?

This is why I think a PDF manual is way better than a printed one.

  1. I never, ever lose it
  2. I can find it really fast
  3. I can zoom in on it making it easy to read
  4. I can book mark things easily for later reference
  5. There is always enough lighting
  6. 100% guaranteed not to end up in a landfill
  7. I can highlight stuff
  8. I can share it easily by emailing it
  9. I can put it in cloud storage and get it anywhere
  10. It won’t get accidentally get destroyed

What is the Quick Start Guide? Is that supposed to be the manual?

The box does include a one page Quick Start Guide which is a lot like the instructions you get with Ikea® Furniture. It’s not the user manual. Its job is to make sure you can get started at least enough to get to the real manual found on the device storage. I know the Quick Start Guide is not intuitive for everyone and if your stuck, drop me a question in the comments or the contact us and I’ll get you the help you need.

Do Models Share Manuals?

Yes, many do but not all of them.

Instructions for Finding and Downloading Manuals

The model number is hyper linked to the product page. To see where the download is found, you need to click on the support tab on the right side of the product page.

The default I used is English. If you need to download a manual in a different language, you will need to go to the support page. Note* For other languages, the file name will be slightly different.

If you click on the file name it will directly download that file

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2016 – 2017. These are current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
DVT8010 dvt4010-6010-8010_ifu_en.pdf 7.2MB
DVT7500 dvt7500_ifu_en.pdf 4.5MB
DVT6010 dvt4010-6010-8010_ifu_en.pdf 7.2MB
DVT4010 dvt4010-6010-8010_ifu_en.pdf 7.2MB
DVT2710 dvt2510-2710_ifu_en.pdf 4.6MB
DVT2510 dvt2510-2710_ifu_en.pdf 4.6MB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2015 – 2017. These are current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
DVT1300 dvt1300_ifu_en.pdf 829KB
DVT1150 dvt1150_ifu_en.pdf 419KB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2014 – 2016. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
DVT8000 dvt4000-6000-6500-8000_ifu_en.pdf 884KB
DVT6500 dvt4000-6000-6500-8000_ifu_en.pdf 884KB
DVT6000 dvt4000-6000-6500-8000_ifu_en.pdf 884KB
DVT4000 dvt4000-6000-6500-8000_ifu_en.pdf 884KB
DVT2700 dvt2500-dvt2700_ifu_en.pdf 621KB
DVT2500 dvt2500-dvt2700_ifu_en.pdf 621KB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2013 – 2017. These are current production models but are being discontinued and may no longer be available.

Model No. File Name File Size
DVT2000 dvt1200-2000_ifu_en.pdf 679KB
DVT1200 dvt1200-2000_ifu_en.pdf 679KB
DVT1100 dvt1100_ifu_en.pdf 3.2MB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2013 – 2014. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
DVT3600 dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB
DVT3400 dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB
DVT3200* dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB
DVT1700 dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB
DVT1400 dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB

 

*The DVT3200 is an OEM product and therefor no product page exists for this item.

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2012 -2014. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
DVT7000 dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB
DVT5500 dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB
DVT5000 dvt1400-7000_ifu_en.pdf 867KB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2012-2013. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
DVT3500 dvt3000_00_dfu_aen.pdf 898kb
DVT3000 dvt3000_00_dfu_aen.pdf 898kb
DVT1500 dvt3000_00_dfu_aen.pdf 898kb
DVT1000 dvt3000_00_dfu_aen.pdf 898kb

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2011 – 2012. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
LFH0898 lfh0898_00_dfu_aen.pdf 2.55MB
LFH0884 lfh0898_00_dfu_aen.pdf 2.55MB
LFH0865 lfh0898_00_dfu_aen.pdf 2.55MB
LFH0655 *No longer available
LFH0645 lfh0645_00_dfu_aen.pdf 382KB
LFH0635 lfh0635_00_dfu_aen.pdf 376KB
LFH0625 lfh0635_00_dfu_aen.pdf 376KB
LFH0615 lfh0635_00_dfu_aen.pdf 376KB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2009 – 2011. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
LFH0895 lfh0888_00_dfu_aen.pdf 3.25MB
LFH0888 lfh0888_00_dfu_aen.pdf 3.25MB
LFH0885 lfh0888_00_dfu_aen.pdf 3.25MB
LFH0882 lfh0888_00_dfu_aen.pdf 3.25MB
LFH0868 lfh0888_00_dfu_aen.pdf 3.25MB
LFH0867 lfh0888_00_dfu_aen.pdf 3.25MB
LFH0862 lfh0888_00_dfu_aen.pdf 3.25MB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2010 – 2011. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
LFH0652 lfh0652_00_dfu_aen.pdf 370KB
LFH0642 lfh0642_00_dfu_aen.pdf 342KB
LFH0632 lfh0632_00_dfu_aen.pdf 359KB
LFH0617 lfh0632_00_dfu_aen.pdf 359KB
LFH0612 lfh0632_00_dfu_aen.pdf 359KB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2009 – 2010. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
LFH0662 lfh0662_00_dfu_aen.pdf 2.63MB
LFH0667 lfh0662_00_dfu_aen.pdf 2.63MB
LFH0622 lfh0622_00_dfu_aen.pdf 2.59MB
LFH0602 lfh0622_00_dfu_aen.pdf 2.59MB

 

Philips Digital Voice Tracer production years 2008 – 2009. These are no longer current production models.

Model No. File Name File Size
LFH0880 lfh0880_00_dfu_aen.pdf 1.52MB
LFH0860 lfh0880_00_dfu_aen.pdf 1.52MB
LFH0660 lfh0880_00_dfu_aen.pdf 1.52MB
LFH0620 lfh0620_00_dfu_aen.pdf 1.31MB
LFH0600 lfh0620_00_dfu_aen.pdf 1.31MB

 

Top 10 reasons you can’t find the manual you’re looking for (humor)

  1. The manual is right in front of my eyes but my eyes don’t want to see it
  2. I had a big bowl of spaghetti for lunch and now I’m just tired.
  3. The blind guy next to me said he looked but couldn’t find it.
  4. I’m color blind and the link is in the color I cannot see.
  5. I think the answer is 42…wait, what was the question?
  6. I found a manual once but it found someone else.
  7. The manual is waiting for you to yell “Ally-Ally Out Come Free!” before it reveals itself.
  8. The manual is in a parallel universe and can’t cross over
  9. It only comes out at night and only when its natural predators are asleep
  10. Its on vacation

 

Lastly

If you did not find the model number for the Digital Voice Tracer you have, it is possible I may have missed it. Please use the contact us to drop me a note and I will see what I can find.

If you did use this post to find you’re missing or illusive manual, please drop a comment below with which one you needed.

Are you thinking about getting a new model? Let us know if you have a question, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

2 responses to “Need Help Finding a User Manual?

  1. The DVT4100 is missing from the list. If you are looking for a manual for the DVT4100, it is the same manual as the DVT4000.

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