04-23-2009 07:54 PM
I have now decided to go with HD and a flash memory. What do you think of the sony hdr cx100? My concern is that it would be difficult to transfer video to a dvd without a new computer. Also, would the dvd play on an older dvd? I do not plan on buying a new DVD player or computer any time soon and would hate not to be able to view the video.
I also have looked at an older model - Sony hdr ux20
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04-28-2009 05:05 PM
The Sony HDR-CX100 has gotten good reviews, and I like the fact that it uses optical image stabilization rather that electronic image stabilization. You computer should work fine as long as it meets Sony's operating system requirements to run the software that comes with this camcorder (Picture Motion Browser), and if you want to see Sony's requirements and any driver downloads available for this camcorder you could click here.
To be able to burn your videos onto a DVD, and play it in your current DVD player, you need to find out what type of recordable DVD formats your DVD burner drive on your computer is compatible with first (i.e. DVD-R, DVD+R). Next find out what DVD formats your DVD player can play, and as long as your burner drive can burn to a type of DVD disc that can be played in your DVD player you should be fine.
Keep in mind that since your DVD player is most likely a Standard Definition player your High Definition footage will show in Standard Definition. I hope this helps!
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06-01-2009 03:36 PM
I just bought it and it is awesome. I ALSO called Sony (even though i bought it from Best Buy) and they sold me a 4 year extended warranty for $79.95! Best Buy wants $199 for only 2 years. Get the SONY wty because the camera only has a 90 warranty for labor/1 yr for parts.