First off, I apologize if I have posted this in an incorrect forum. Moderators feel free to lock or move this thread. Now, my problem. I bought a Canon ZR60 MiniDV camera and have thoroughly enjoyed using it. The video captured, especially in brightly lit areas, is astonishingly sharp and well saturated. The ability to do straight digital "captures" via IEEE 1394 Firewire makes for some gorgeous completed projects. Recently I dragged the camera off to a big car show and shot about an hour's worth of footage without problem. But when I got home and started to play back the footage on my television I noticed the image suffered from tremendous artifacting/blocking/pixelation. Effectively it was unuseable. I was extremely dissapointed and just assumed I had purchased a defective tape. I tried another new tape and ran into the same problems. I then tried to play back a tape I had recorded, without incident, prior to this problem popping up. Well the old tape displayed the same artifacting/blocking/pixelation that tape I recorded at the car show did. GRRR. I'm not sure where to proceed. This camera is one month old and I'v only used it three times. Some people have suggested I try a head cleaner, but I'm not sure if dirt/dust would be the problem on such a new device. Any help or ideas you guys can contribute would be a big help! Thanks as always!