I am trying to decide between the SONY DCTTRV130 or the JVC GRDVL150, that's digital 8 and DV respectively. They are both priced almost identically at present, give or take £10, but I cant decide which would be better overall. I want a camera that allows audo dubbing but have conflicting reviews on both the above machines...some say yes, some say no. The Sony site claims the TRV130 does not audio dub ...however, a certain review magazine claims it does "audio mixing" which means audio dubbing? And the JVC so one seems to know, not even JVC tech support who i emailed last week!!! I am after spending £400 max for a new machine (bad experience with 2nd hand this year!!!!), I want PCM stereo sound, prefer audio dubbing option as my VCR, while it is NICAM stereo, does not have an audio dubbing option, so I want to mix sound on the camera later. As I said I only have a slow old PC so no question of video editing on this thing, a humble AMD 450 with 10GB hard drive!!! Cant afford an "edit suite" or new PC! I want to make short films, as I am a Film Studies Student, and really need my own camcorder to do acceptable quality work, which really rules out hi8 I guess? Perhaps there are other machines in my price range? Maybe a hi8 machine will do, as I believe these are still pretty good quality overall when compared to VHS-C, which is my old camcorder, sadly defunct. Can anyone offer me advice on what to go for bearing in mind what I can spend and what I want. Thanks for any help, its a jungle out there.