Summary: The motor inside the camcorder makes a little noise when the you turn the camcorder on. I also have a sony trv138 camcorder the only difference is that one is digital and the other is not. The trv138 motor does not make any noise. Other than that I am very pleased with the camcorder. I have not yet had a chance to burn a dvd from it. Every thing that came with the camcorder was in mint condition.
Summary: This used Sony Handycam was listed as "near new" condition. When I received it there were several major things wrong with it. The picture was broken up horizontally six ways so you couldn't get coherent picture. The audio sound was chopped up you couldn't understand what was being said. The light on the camcorder did not work. Other than that it was perfect. I called Amazon immediately and mailed it back to the seller.
Summary: I owned this camcorder for 5 years, then mine died, but for the sake of needing an inexpensive replacement that could play my old and new Digital 8 tapes, I bought this same one again. Everything worked great during the 5 years except for occaissional humidity sensor issues. It's very sensitive to temperature changes such as going from indoors to outdoors and vice versa.