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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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HV20 Play Sony HVR-A1U Tapes?

My Sony HVR-A1U's firewire port has died. I'm told it'll cost me over a thousand to have it fixed. At that price, I figured I might as well by an HV20 instead. I've always preferred Canon's cameras anyway.

I see that the Canon is HD v2. Does this mean it'll play my recorded Sony HD tapes?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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I used to own a Sony A1u but sold it to buy the Canon A1 and HV20.

No problem playing back the Sony tapes on the HV20. Works perfectly.

BTW, the HV20 is a fine little camera too
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:47 PM   #3
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I used to own a Sony A1u but sold it to buy the Canon A1 and HV20.

No problem playing back the Sony tapes on the HV20. Works perfectly.

BTW, the HV20 is a fine little camera too
Thanks, Jim. Good to know I can use the A1u as a backup and not have to get it fixed.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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Rob,

I just sent my HC1 with the same firewire problem to Mack Cameras - cost $225.00 plus the estimate and the shipping - all told under $300.00. It might be worth doing if you really want the camera working in full order.
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