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Old February 1st, 2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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Anybody heard of the SONY DRV-1000 Mini-DV computer drive?

I just got one of these off ebay, it looks like a pretty decent idea.

It is basically a mini-dv deck that fits in a 5.25" drive bay, it runs off your PC power supply, and it hooks up to your PC via a firewire output.
It has analog outputs on the back to hook up to a monitor as well.

Anybody used one of these?
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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:03 PM   #2
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Huh, that's cool. I always wondered why something like this didn't exist. How much did it cost you?
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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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$600 with 2 day shipping.

Way less than the DSR-11 that I wanted. Hopefully it works good :)
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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:21 PM   #4
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I've been looking for one of those for a while, so please let us know how it works.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:42 PM   #5
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Not bad. It seems like DV decks are always getting discontinued really fast. I guess most people would rather just use a camcorder as a deck. I think professionals would like the convenience of something like this though.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:48 PM   #6
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I was really getting sick of having a camcorder sitting on my desk 24/7. Especially with it tethered to the PC with firewire and to the monitor with AV cables.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 03:19 PM   #7
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For some reason, Sony discontinued this line a few years ago. This is why they are so hard to find. I have heard they aren't that good, or had bugs, but ... you never know.

Doing a google search, I came across Skyline Broadcast Equipment. Their website said they had some, so I filled out the online form for a price. A couple weeks later, I get a call from a salesman asking if I needed anything. I said I wanted a quote for the DRV 1000 listed on the site. He had no clue, but would research it and let me know. It seems they haven't had one for some time, and had no idea what it sold for, or if they would get another one.

And about once a month, I get a new call from them, just like the first one. Everytime they get a new salesman, I get the same call. Still no DV drive... :(
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Old February 4th, 2005, 10:06 PM   #8
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Got the drive today and it captured the first tape I threw at it perfectly. Looks and functions perfectly so far.
Here are a couple of quick pics I snapped of it in my PC

http://www.digitaliso.ca/drv1000-1.jpg

http://www.digitaliso.ca/drv1000-2.jpg
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Old February 4th, 2005, 10:25 PM   #9
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Very cool. I might keep an eye out for one of those.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #10
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drv1000

jeff,

if you want to SELL this unit - anytime in the future. PLEASE let me know. i'm in desperate need for this unit!

i am looking for it from some time and never had luck to buy it.

i am jealous! :)

all the best,

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Old April 25th, 2005, 04:01 PM   #11
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And about once a month, I get a new call from them, just like the first one. Everytime they get a new salesman, I get the same call. Still no DV drive...
i am receiving the same mails. and all the times i am explaining the same story from the begining... i do not understand that...
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Old October 12th, 2005, 01:13 PM   #12
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Found one on ebay for you all...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7553822215

I was going to buy it and not tell you guys, but...oh yea...I'm seventeen and have absolutely no reason to spend $899 for aesthetical reasons of a cluttered desk when the camera works fine as a deck...
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Old October 12th, 2005, 02:07 PM   #13
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I love how they used my picture of my deck in their item description.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #14
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That was discontinued a few years ago, and they were selling for around $300 at the time.... I don't think the transport is as good as a dsr 20/11 etc...
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Old October 14th, 2005, 07:57 AM   #15
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That was discontinued a few years ago, and they were selling for around $300 at the time.... I don't think the transport is as good as a dsr 20/11 etc...
I seem to remember them going for even less than that. Now, they are $1,000 or more... used!
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