Summary: I have this camcorder for 3 months now, and I have always watched the clips on my TV. Great picture and sound quality. Yet a couple of days ago I tried to edit some of these clips, and while Vegas Pro 9 supports this format, it seems that there is a problem with 5.1 dolby. Front left and rear channels are practically unusable, whilst the right channels work fine. It could be that I have a defect in my camcorder as I have yet to read a post to this effect.
Pros: Great picture quality on 50" LCD TV. iA works fine
Cons: Battery consumption, complicated audio edit in Vegas Pro 9 and other software