My problem is when I play back film on my camcorder or through my TV via accessory cable, I get horizontal black bars accross the images and/or 'mosaic effect' the sound is completly messed up.
I just bought a digital head cleaner and used it several times to no effect.
This is an intermittant problem as sometimes the film playback is OK and I can sometimes film fine over destorted footage and then playback is OK.
I also dug out some two year old cassettes which I know were absolutely fine and the problem happens with them as well so I know it's the camcorder and not the cassette tapes. The camcorder is well out of guarantee and although rarely used is about four years old.
I am off to Yellowstone Park in the states for a trip of a lifetime in two weeks and would love to use my camcorder but not looking good!
Any advice please?
In desparation and knowing the sort of money repairs cost can anyone recommend a reliable 'cheap' new camcorder I could buy?