Summary: We bought this gently used to video our kids in drama productions and also to view our 8mm tapes (from our old camera that died some years ago). It has worked perfectly for us. No problems ever. Easy to use, easy to hook up to our TV with the RCA cable and play with the remote.
Summary: I have had my TRV 330 camera since March 2001. This is now summer 2009 I am just now having trouble with the tape ejection This camera has gone with me to Europe,Canada and most important at home. It is a great camera. I paid about $1100. back in 2001. I will be checking cost of repairs.
Summary: Numerous reports of camera stopping (type DCR trv38 and problem in google and you'll see what I mean) . The screen goes blank and that's the end of your DCR. Costs about $300 to repair. Reports from 2 months to 2 years usage and not linked to how often used or how treated.
Summary: This Digicam sulks..I used it for < 2years and it has gone kaput. When I reported this to the Sony Service center they asked for $300 repair cost. They are living in anachronistic times when they quoted this sky high rate.