Maybe this is a bit of a naive question, but why are these things so expensive? I've been looking on the internet and I can't find a single one for less than about £1200. I know that it's a bad idea to use your camcorder as the tape deck when editing, and in the past, it seemed that the solution was to buy a cheap MiniDV camcorder to use as a makeshift tape deck. But nowadays, all of the cheap camcorders seem to be hard drives and DVDs, which kinda rules that out.
So anyway, I was just wondering what everyone's solution is to transferring their HDV taped footage to the computer and back again?