Summary: I have bougt this camcord for playing old hi8 tapes two months ago and tryed it yesterday. Unfortunatly when played it only showed plured images and very noisy screen and no sound. I need explenation from the seller to why is he selling me a product that he claimed it to be in very good condition.
Summary: Sony usually produces a god product. However, within four months of purchase we began having problems. First was over brightness compensation as if night light feature was on constantly. Turning the camcorder off and on again several times would finally reset the unit to properly function.
Summary: I bought this to replace the one I had. I use it to watch and convert home movies made during the days of Tape cassettes. This model plays both Digital 8 and Hi8 cassettes and has digital connections to allow easy conversion to digital media via USB.
Summary: I needed a good Camcorder to video classes at seminars and I needed a Sony trv 480. I found it on Amazon.com. I ordered it and received it with in a week. It was in good condition and work well.
Summary: On the product site it says, "...camcorder may not be recognized by the computer when connected. In this case, check to see if there is an updated driver available for your model." There are no device driver updates available for this camcorder beyond XP.