Summary: I purchased this camcorder to replace my 8yr old Sony Hi-8 video recorder as the Sony was failing. I also wanted to "digitize" my videos so I could download onto my computer and back them up via DVD. I read that mini-DV tapes were the best value for recording, so I opted for this unit.
Summary: I have an HC32 camcorder and my LCD display just died without much notice (it flickered one day and became dark with red hue and died). I searched the problem and it appears that a lot of people have shared a similar story on the net. It happened to my when my camera was about two years old.
Summary: This is a third MiniDV Camcorder I've owned, after Samsung and Canon brands. Ironically, the last one I got has the least features. I was aghast when I didn't find any Remote Control in the box. You have to go to your camcorder every time you want to forward or rewind your tape. Simply Lame!!