I have seen a few posts for digital camera recommendations, how about some help for a digital camcorder. I am thinking about taking the plunge and buying one and have no idea where to start. I was looking on bestbuy.com and there are tons of choices. I was curious what some of you thought perhaps about specific models but more so about what features I need and what I can pass on. Can you (with any) upload the digital files to your computer to digitally splice them, play with the transitions, etc... then upload it back to the camera to be copied on to VCR tape or DVD-R? (I do not have a DVD recorder... yet, not even for my PC) I guess that's a whole new question... I have a lot of VCR tapes of home movies (WDW of course) If I were to buy a DVD recorder for my PC is there a way to input from video tape to it? What about output from my pc dvd player to my tv? Wow now I guess I'm asking alot. Here's the thing. My DVD player is broke and I've never had a dvd recorder but now I want one so why buy a player if I'm going to buy a recorder someday (hopefully soon) My camcorder battery is dead again (and my camcorder is old and 1/2 broken too so I don't want to drop 50? bucks on a new battery for a cheap beat up camcorder. So I want to go digital, now when I do that I will want to be able to burn onto dvd (in an edited from pc format if possible) And if I can't output to my new DVD recorder I will need to buy one for my PC too. SO is there a way I can get away with just one recorder pc or regular? Thank you. Hopefully I didn't confuse you all too much.