Hi all, I've just bought a Canon MV850i and I'm getting some pretty noticable tape motor noise on playback, both on tape (in camera) and also from movies copied on to my pc. I know that Canon had this issue with the MV700 range, but I hoped that the new range would be OK. Unless there is anything that can be done, I'm off to return it to the shop. Does anyone have experience of the new Sony range (DCR-HC39 or DCR-HC42). I was thinking of swapping for a Sony, but don't want to go through all the hassle if the tape motor noise is just as bad. I know that if I get a bigger camcorder, the motor noise issue isn't so bad, but I'm under strict orders to keep the camcorder size down (anything for a quiet life ) Hope someone out there can save my sanity before I loose faith in camcorders... I don't know anything about em and this is my first one, so not a good start Dunc.