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Old March 23rd, 2005, 01:57 PM   #31
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Another thing to keep in mind is the HD1 has a 90 day warranty on parts and labor, whereas the HD10 has a one year warranty. If you're buying the refurbished camera from a JVC authorized reseller you'll get the same warranty as a new item.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 02:12 PM   #32
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I bought the extended warranty for peace of mind. I have 18 months or so left on it, fully transferrable.

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Old March 23rd, 2005, 02:26 PM   #33
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It's 1 year parts, 90 days labor on GR-HD1 for USA. I just looked.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 02:40 PM   #34
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my bad . . . I suppose the labor charges wouldn't be cheap though.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 06:42 PM   #35
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<<<-- Originally posted by Tom Roper : It's 1 year parts, 90 days labor on GR-HD1 for USA. I just looked. -->>>

Not much of a warranty for such an expensive camera. I have a $1,500 HP monitor that has a 3 year warranty. But cameras and monitors are different animals I suppose.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #36
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Extended warranty saved my butt. The fire wire card fried on my hd10u a month after the manufacture warranty.
Would I buy another HD10u? Sure. For the price it's hard to beat.
Do I want a new gy100u? Hell yes. But when money is a factor...like it almost always is..I'll take the time with my HD10u to get the shots right and tweak the hell out of it in post.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 02:58 PM   #37
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Erik is in the know and his stuff ROCKS! I have respect for the filmmakers and videographers that made the HD10 and HD1 SING! But, for my money, I'll take the HD10 with more features and less edge enhancement.

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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:10 PM   #38
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Thanks Heath...anything to help you get a sale:)
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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #39
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I'm not saying that for a sale, just to say your stuff was great! With patience, this camera is great.

I'm done with the buying a camera biz--I barely shoot anything anymore, and with access to my friends' DVX100As (I'm a big fan) and FX1 (big fan there, too), and rental possibilities with the HD-100, I don't need to buy a camera for a while. Or ever.

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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #40
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Thanks man, I was just kidding.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #41
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Heh heh, no sweat. Any new HDV films we need to check out?

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Old March 24th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #42
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Editing one right now for the Amazon.com/Tribeca contest. Low light still sucks with this cam, but you do what you can with what you got. Right? I'll post a link when it's done...couple more weeks.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #43
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Treat it like a 35mm film camera.

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Old April 2nd, 2005, 09:10 AM   #44
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>>>There have been a number of HD-1s 2nd hand on EBay that have sold at auction for around $1000, presumably as people trade "up" to the Sony.<<<

well , that sounded interesting on Grahams' post so I just went to ebay and checked it out - I mean for a grand the jvc would be worth the trouble esp. as an outside point and shoot camera or a desaturated ( blk&wht)- no way-- You are not going to buy that camera on ebay for $1000- not today anyway- and I use ebay alot and believe , not for tomorrow either - and I know that if maybe you're watching for a few months you might get a scag for a grand but todays' prices are at $1500 bucks - that 's another story - I'd pay one hundred dollars more and get a NEW pdx10 at b&h long before I'd buy a used camera off ebay ( always a modicum of risk ). A thousand dollar 720/30p camera is still a few years off, even for a used jvc.
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I purchased my HD1 for shooting outdoors in Florida,
purchased last september
I have 8 mini dv's of shots from launches to surf.
I also have an underwater case.
Unfortunately of the 8 mini dv's 4 have problems
the first is ok the next has bad pixels due to the ccd failing
( replaced at local service in about 3 weeks)
another good tape or two, then grey areas appear inverse to the light hitting the lense.
( finally figured out the problem by accident)
I sent it in to JVC factory service
no contact from them for a week after delivery to them of the unit, I called , they said it would be fixed in a week.
Icalled back after checking online for a week, oops - sorry a week is our standard answer, the tech is backed up (a bad sign) at least two more weeks. - That should be next week. I bought the JVC in September because Sony hadn't given a release date on their camera, and It looked like a good deal. I have always used Sony, for service and reliability reasons. While the camera's been offline, I've missed 2 surfing competitions ( Kelly Slaters at monster hole, and ron jons easter surf)as well as several launches from the cape. i also have missed gator mating season ( lots of good wildlife shots). And i am being held up from starting my next series of shots for a mojor client. JVC needs to get their act together before I would purchase again
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