This puzzles me... I have a Sony TRV30 NTSC. I use regularly its DV out to transfer tapes to my PC and then burn DVDs. If I put a MiniDV tape in that has been recorded in PAL by someone else, it will play it OK (on its screen) but the output to PC (via IEEE 1394) is all garbled (use Movie Maker 2 to capture video). Why can't it output via the digital DV out a DV signal so that I can capture it to PC, irrespecctive of PAL or NTSC ???