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    Default Anyone own a Sony TRV270?

    After searching through some boxes in the attic over the weekend I discovered I have 25 Video 8 tapes. We moved house in the early 1990's and the tapes have been in the attic since about 1993 or 1994. Now as you can guess I want to get them copied either to my DVD recorder or better still onto the PC as there is some kind of white covering on some of them. My only problem is I don't have a video 8 camcorder and was looking at something cheap like the Sony TRV270. I see on Sony's official site it says this particular model will not play back V8 or Hi8 tapes but on Jessops site it says 'Long play on Video 8 tapes'. All I want to know is will it play them back or will I have to go for the more expensive TRV480?

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    I would get a cheepo cam off e bay...

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    Having never used a Digital 8 camcorder before is it true they can record onto analogue tapes (V8 and Hi rather than digital tapes as with Mini DV?

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    That's the trick. However the quality is lower than MiniDV of course, not just because of the media, but also because of cheaper lens, electronics etc. D8 is just lowest-low end in digital - only meant to smoothen the consumers' transition from Video8 / Hi-8 to digital.

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    I've got much better results from Hi8 onto pc vs. miniDV with evenly priced camcorders, both reletivly low-end

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    Allegedly some analog cameras perform better in low light than some cheap low-end digital cams.

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