hi guys,i'm really sorry if this isn't the place to ask,but i have a few questions.i do believe in looking around and finding things out for yourself but i just seem to come to a dead end when looking. basically i have some ultra simple questions about camcorders.i've never had one but for the amount of money i spend getting photo's developed i might as well buy one for going on holiday.i was looking at the Sony DCR-TRV140 as i don't want anything fancy just something that does a quality simple job. firstly,i understand this is a digital 8 camcorder?that's just a format isn't it?not quite sure except it's not backwards compatible which shouldn't matter to me. secondly,the battery,do you get one supplied as i see to buy one it's around £55?is the one i get with it rechargable?as i see you only get about 2 hours of usage out of it?you absoutely would need something that recharges wouldn't you? thirdly,i realise you need to get tapes for it.now i see that you record onto these tapes.....but how do i get my footage on to normal vcr cassette tapes?i have a vcr that has a scart and rf lead.do i need phono or svid sockets? thanks in advance for any help and again apolgies if this isn't an appropriate place to post.it's just we're off in 10 days and i would love to get a camcorder before then. tony.