Summary: Prompt service good condition as described, Only drawback is that it plays only one brand cassettes. It does not playback sony brand.......don't know what is wrong. I have loads of sony pre-recorded memories.....the prime reason why I had to buy the older model of camcorder.
Summary: Overall, it is a fine camera for it's age. It is small, and has all sorts of connections hidden from veiw under little 'doors' and such. I had to pull out the manual to find out where to plug up the power cord <sigh>. Camera will be used on tripod to keep it steady, and look forward to sending signal direct to computer instead of taping it. Also may save recordings on the memory card too and then transfer them from that.
Summary: This model is NOT backward compatible with old analogue Hi8 tapes. That feature is not available until the 460. I was told at the store that it does, but I was not able to make it happen, and the people at Sony confirmed that it does NOT play old tapes. So, if you need to be able to play them, you'll have to spend the extra $50 and buy the 460.
Summary: This model is NOT backward compatible with old analogue Hi8 tapes. So, if you have some old footage from your old analogue camcorder that you want to dump into the computer, this is NOT the camera for you. I was told by the store that it would play them, but it doesn't. And Sony also agreed that it does not. That feature is not available until the 460. <br /> <br /> I can't comment on the record side of this camera, because I never even tested that.
Summary: I bought this camcorder at a chain store. There is a hinge malfunction that prevents me from fully enjoying the capabilities of this nice device. Every time I hold the camcorder from the right side, with one hand, the cassette cover shifts a fraction of a millimeter. This is hardly a tragedy, but it's a darn neussance.
Summary: Someone stole my DCR-TRV240 camcorder, so I thought I'd purchase a DCR-TRV260 so that I could play my old Digital 8 tapes and continue converting my VHS tapes to digital. Big mistake! On the plus side, the TRV260 is somewhat smaller front-to-back than the TRV240. On the minus side: (1) The TRV 260 lacks the ability to make digital copies of VHS videotapes that the TRV 240 had. That is, the A/V jack is only "out," not "in/out.
Summary: I though I was upgrading when I replaced my Canon ZR40 with the TRV22, but I was disappointed. Indoor point-and-shoot was definitely better than the Canon but still not great, and the Canon was close when manually setting shutter speed. So how did the Sony do with manually set shutter speed? Surprise - can't do it! I found the touch-screen far inferior to buttons you can feel and the built-in mic worse than the already-not-very-good Canon.
Summary: As For Overall Quality, I Am Satisfied With This Camera, However I Will Be Returning It Because, Not Only Did It Not Come With A Remote Control, When I Inquired Further I Was Informed That The Camera Does Not Even Have An Input Jack Where A Wired Remote Can Be Used, Nor Does It Have The Infrared Components Necessary For It To Be Compatible With A Wireless Remote. I Can Not Accept Not Having A Remote, So I Will Be Returning The Item.
Summary: I own a Sony TRV-10E, a fantastic mini DV cam. I also take a lot of video of the family and this resulted in some 34 VHS cassettes which I just had to convert to DVD as it's a pain to remember which cassette contains what. So I acquired a TRV 19 with the promise that it will work to convert my old VHS cassettes but I couldn't get it to work. The salesman offers to give me an i-link cable at no extra cost.
Summary: Based on good reviews, I bought this Sony trv22. It's making a very annoying motor noise. I could clearly hear the noise on the recording. The picture quality is a little bit better than my old Hi8 camcorder. But I couldn't stand on that noise from the motor. I took out the tape from Sony, and tried on Panasonic camcorder at the retail store. It has much less noise. But the image stabilization is much better on Sony.