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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Purchase the MR HD-100??

I have a limited time, unique opportunity to purchase a MR HD100 for about $1000. I am told it lists for almost $2500 but I haven't been able to determine a street price. I have a JVC GY HD-110 with an AB Trimpac 14 battery set-up. Three questions - is this a really great price? Is this a really great unit? And, will it mount on my camera with the battery set up I have? Thanks very much for any feedback!!
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Old January 11th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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No One?

Well - I went ahead and ordered it. I guess I'll have an opportunity to answer my own questions. :-)
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Old January 12th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #3
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Hello Terry,
I got the same email that you did. It's a really good deal, I think. I have the DR-HD100, which is the previous model for the JVC cameras, and I think it's a great buy. I love using mine and use it all the time. If the new model is as good as this one, you'll love it.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yup

I was #47 on that list and got mine last week, I can say it is the same weight as the old unit but smaller, the carry cradle is MUCH heavier as its made of metal and is extremely beefy, however I use Velcro so its not a big deal... Roughly same boot time, but way better screen and menu structure. Smaller form factor is cool as well and its definetly sexier. Glad I was able to get on board the deal.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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What lists was this, is it still possible to get on it? Who did you buy it through?
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Old February 6th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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What lists was this, is it still possible to get on it? Who did you buy it through?
It was an email sent out from Focus directly. No idea how I ended up on it. Probably when I registered the DRHD100 I bought a while ago.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:01 PM   #7
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I just ordered one. What is your opnion of the drive?
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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #8
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Update

Sorry I bailed on this thread but after I ordered the unit and no one had yet replied, I figured I'd go ahead and answer my own questions.

BTW - I was offered the unit at the LAFCUG SuperMeet in San Francisco by the Focus folks - supposedly a "limited number" (50?) were being offered at the $999 price. I guess they had various promotions of that type.

I did get my unit although they accidently sent me a PAL unit first - they were very good about replacing it right away. I was still unsure about the best way to mount it to my camera but ran into the Anton-Bauer folks as well as the JVC folks at another expo and was given the exact name of the bracket I'll need to get everything attached. I first ordered the bracket from Amazon but a week later they told me they would be unable to get it. I then found it at B&H and it is, they tell me, on the way. I hope it all works as promised!

Of course, I probably should have just waited for the new JVC HM700 camera and saved myself all the trouble! :-)

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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #9
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Have you shot with the Drive yet? What is your initial impression? I'm crossing my fingers that the audio issues that were happening with the DR-100 are thing of the past with this new drive.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #10
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I Also got that deal

My initial impressions of this unitÖ I like the metal case; however I think they should have stuck to something similar to the DR-100 and sell this super case as an extra for people who really need it, to me it seems like this case adds just a little too much weight to the back end, and I donít like the extra bulkiness. The display is cool, however it seems like whenever I use the scroll wheel it scrolls by itself for an extra click or two or in the wrong direction? Also I HATE the fire wire cables it came with! The original was big and bulky and perfect, this tiny little wire simply wonít cut it!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #11
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Any audio issues like the DR-HD100?

How about any audio issues? I had the DR-HD100, that was plagued with issue of the drive gabbling up the audio, and emitting a high pitch hum in the background that was recorded to the footage on the drive. Has anyone experienced this with the new mr-hd100?
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