I've not posted on this for a while since I went through a stage of badly wanting a camcorder - then reality hit and I realised I couldn't afford one. Now thanks to the student loan company (your taxes..?) I can start looking again! I have a mate in the US who would buy on my behalf a PAL camcorder, but does anyone know any good USA PAL-selling sites? I've found samstores.com which sells a PAL TRV33 for $689 (around £375), but is there anywhere cheaper? If I can't find a good one in the US: I'm also looking at Digital Point in the UK for a PC103 which raises the question: Which is better - for a novice not aiming for Hollywood but wanting a good bit of kit for general filming: sport and outdoor stuff - the TRV33 or the PC103? Last time I got loads of useful info from several people - I'd appreciate your opinion again.