Hi there,

Not sure if I'm in the right place, so apologies if not!

I'm thinking of upgrading my video camera (currently a Sony DCR-HC96E). I don't have an HD TV yet, but I want to future proof myself so I'm looking at getting an HD camcorder.

Am I right in saying AVCHD is the way forward? I like the idea of recording right onto memory card... V clever.

Now if I get an HD camera, will I need an HD TV to playback?

Does anyone have any recommendations for entry level camera (around 400), and are there any guides to explain what to look for? I've had a quick look on here but may have missed something obvious!