I am interested in getting one of these, but I have some questions. 1. Is it possible to copy the video from the digital tapes onto your computer and then burn it onto VCD or DVD??? 2. If the answer to the above is yes, how does the conversion affect the picture quality and sound quality? 3. How long does it take to convert the Mini DV tape material to VCD format? I can get a Digital Camcorder for a really great deal and I just want to know my options. I don't like the idea of only being able to watch the tapes I make by connecting the camcorder itself to my reciever. It just seems like a pain it the butt and it also chews up battery strength (or I'll have to jackass around with the AC power cord). I'd apreciate any opinions... Cheers.