A general question - I'm looking to buy a Hitachi DZ-HS300E camcorder (a DVD-HDD hybrid). I live in France at the moment, but all my television/VCR/DVD equipment is either multi-system or based on the UK PAL I standard.
Can anyone confirm whether a French-bought camcorder of the above spec. would be any different from the exact same item bought in the UK as regards TV system/DVD recording type?
I would assume not, but I became very confused last year when a Mini-DV cassette recorded on a previous UK-bought camcorder was declared to have nothing on it by a French shop specialising in Mini-DV-transfer-to-DVD, and the question was put to me by the shop about whether the tape could come from a camcorder with a "different TV system" in the UK. The tape in question was later found to be full of recorded images when played back from a second UK camcorder, so the shop were either nuts, incompetent, or correct to say the UK and French camcorder systems are incompatible.
Any help gratefully received!