I have an older Sony camcorder that records to Hi8 Analog tapes. I am planning to purchase a new camcorder and would appreciate any input....I am thinking of a hard drive (Sony had a couple with good reviews), but I am also hoping that I can purchase one with the ability to connect the old Sony camcorder via analog input, and record the old Hi8 tapes to the hard drive, etc. I would then have the analog to digital transfer complete and could edit, burn to DVD, etc. This is how I assume I can do this....any opinions greatly appreciated. Any recommendations regarding camcorders or how best to get the transfer of the old Hi8 analog would also be valued.