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Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Chenrezi, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Chenrezi

    Chenrezi Karting

    Feb 10, 2003
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    Michael
    Hi everybody!
    I'm gonna buy my first digital camcorder now, and I've been checking out a couple of websites for reviews and info.
    There's one thing that I've realized, If I buy the camcorder from the US and have it mailed over I'll save alot of money, but I can't figure out if I'll have any problems regarding connectivity to the VCR or TV due to the different video systems (NTSC in the States PAL in Europe) and due to the different electrical voltages (110V in the US and 220 in Europe).
    Can anybody help me on this? Plus, does any of you have any tips about MiniDV cameras? I was thinking of going with the Sony TVR33 or TVR38 due to Sony's brand and the right dollar (or Euro) per quality relationship... What do you think?
    Any advice?

    Thank you all in advance.
    Sincerely,
    Miguel
     
  2. tifosi

    tifosi F1 Veteran
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    Sep 5, 2001
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    unless you are saving a bunch of money - and these camera no longer even cost a bunch of money - I would buy it locally, between the diff electrical and warranty issues - its not worth it
     
  3. Chenrezi

    Chenrezi Karting

    Feb 10, 2003
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    thks tiffosi...
    I'm saving around 250 bucks... Which, given the total cost of the machine is alot!! :)
    But I am considering doing just that due to the post buy assistance and warranty...
    Thanks :)
     
  4. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
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    Just buy a PAL model insted of an NTSC model.
     
  5. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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  6. MikeZ_NJ

    MikeZ_NJ Formula 3

    Dec 10, 2002
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    I just purchased a Canon ZR65 last month, and I've been very happy with it. It's not top-of-the-line, but it's pretty damn good.

    Sony's a little overpriced, IMO.
     

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