Summary: This item arrived sooner than promised and was just as advertised. Currently I'm digitizing all my old 8mm tapes. This was a good buy for a quality piece of equipment. All I needed to buy was a iLink cable (fire wire small format end on both ends) which was inexpensive.
Summary: I recently got out old 8mm home videos that had been recorded using a Sony CCD-TR6 camcorder. The videos hadn't been played in 15+ years. When I tried to play them, the video looked surprisingly good but the audio was garbled and couldn't be made out.
Summary: Folks, This camera is old technology. If you just need the tape feature, Great!. The USB driver is not compatible with Windows Vista or 7 OS. Sony has no updated dirvers to install to correct this. You cannot download movies to you PC. The USB Streaming feature does not work with the new OS.
Summary: I bought this product specifically for saving old 8mm family tapes. Went to some video restoring places, and they charge $35usd and up for transferring these tapes with no editing. I had a lot of them so I decided to do it myself.