This is a great forum and I'm glad I've joined, I have two questions for you all. Does anyone know of a 'cheap' mini dv playback deck? All the ones I've seen are around 1300 to 1400 stg. I'm just looking for something with playback, rewind and fastforward along with a Firewire output on the back.
Also what are your experiences of using tape head cleaners? It looks like I'll have to start using one on my Panasonic but I've heard some scare stories about them making the problems worse rather than better.