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Old April 6th, 2004, 10:37 AM   #1
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You guys are killing me!

I came in here because I've got the bug to move from a GL2 to a VX2100. So I figured I'd do some research.

Now I'm convinced that I need a PD170!

I gotta stop reading before I have to sell my house to pay for this stuff. :)

Thanks for the good info so far.

Now, anyone want to buy a GL2? ;)
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Old April 6th, 2004, 11:33 AM   #2
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No, you need to spend $2K more for a DSR-250!
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Old April 6th, 2004, 11:46 AM   #3
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No, you need to spend $2K more for a DSR-250!
Careful Law.

You live pretty close to me, I might show up on your doorstep with my family looking for a place to live. :)
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Old April 6th, 2004, 02:32 PM   #4
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one pleasant surprise is that the 170 includes a wide adapter

also don't mess with cheapo vendors go straight to b&h
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Old April 6th, 2004, 08:10 PM   #5
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It's hard to imagine buying in this range without getting native XLR inputs.
The price difference is real, though. Get the best that you can.
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Old April 6th, 2004, 09:45 PM   #6
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It's hard to imagine buying in this range without getting native XLR inputs.
The price difference is real, though. Get the best that you can.
Yeah, there is a significant price difference between the VX2100 and the PD170. But when you factor in the wide angle lens that comes with the 170, plus I haven't yet bought an XLR adapter for my GL2 (which is something I need), the cost on those two things helps bridge the gap a bit.

I've also had two times in the last month where I was shooting for another production company (out of state company needed someone in my area) and they requested DVCam. Sure would have nice to been able to give it to them.

I bought my GL2 when I started my business and it's worked very well for me. But I'm to the point when it makes sense to upgrade and this looks like a pretty good way to go.

More research is called for, but I like what I see so far.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 08:59 AM   #7
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Bryan-

How much do you want for the GL2?
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Old April 14th, 2004, 10:39 AM   #8
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Gale,

I've sent you an email.
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