Great site guys (and girls i assume) . I've been looking for a resouce like this for weeks! :(
I am slowly introducing myself to the subject and even more slowly buying equipment. (Wish I'd found you before I bought anything, maybe, or maybe not as everything seems to be working....almost)
Decided to upgrade the PC with a Pinnacle DV500 DVD as mine had no firewire/USB2 or anything and the package looked great at £180 including Premier 6.5 and loads of Pinnacle software. All seems to hang together well, except it seems to conflict with my TV card a bit.
200gb drive on order.
Next major purchase a camera! PANASONIC NV-GS200EB DV Camcorder, maybe.
More posts to follow with probably dim questions