Hope someone can shed some light on this as it's starting to send me potty.
The problem, as the title suggests, involves 3 pc's & 2 mini DV camcorders.
comp1 - Desktop running XP pro
comp2 - Desktop running vista home basic
comp3 - Acer laptop (brand new - with firewire built in) running vista home premium
Cam1 - Sony HC-37E
Cam2 - JVC GR-D70EK
On all 3 PC's the IEEE firewire device can be seen in device manager without any conflicts.
Now the frustrating bit.
The vista basic PC can see both the JVC & Sony camcorders.
The XP Pro PC will only recognise the JVC, not the Sony.
The vista premium laptop will not recognise either of the camcorders.
One thing I have noticed is that the firewire reported on all pc's, except for the laptop, is classed as Texas instruments (whereas the laptop reports RICOH).
I've read many stories in various forums regarding the poor performance of sony camcorders & firewire & am tempted to return it to the shop & swap it for another make (it's only 8 months old)
I thought I would ask here before I go down that route - any help much appreciated.