For some years I've captured enjoyable HD video using either a Sony HDR-HC5 or a Canon HF30. Both of these are tape based MiniDV models capturing video to HDV standard. Played back via an HDMI cable the quality on my 50" Panasonic Plasma TV is fine. A week ago I bought an Eos M (Mirror-less compact system camera with interchangeable lenses, and an APS-C sized sensor), and I'm pleased with the still images it gives. So I've tried out the video setting, and have been disappointed. Before doing this, I bought an SDHC card with a speed rating higher than Canon's minimum for video. Video clips of moving trains (on the WCML) are fine viewed on its LCD, but seen on my TV via the HDMI cable, they show choppiness with the moving trains demonstrating variable length as they go past - a bit like the way a caterpillar changes length! (Just to make sure, I've repeated the train shots with my HF30 and they're OK.) I've checked that the Eos M Video is set to PAL, and have tried it on NTSC, and then back to PAL. As expected this changes the available video fps settings, and I've ensured that the camera has been set to the 1920x1080 @25fps setting. However, when the HDMI cable is connected to the camera when it's replaying video, the TV screen shows "1080i/60Hz input" briefly - exactly the same as it does when the camera is set to NTSC. Using the same HDMI cable, I've tried my Canon SX40HS playback in its video mode, and there's no problem. The brief video mode message after connection shows correctly. Has anyone else noticed this with an Eos M? Edit: "HF30" should read "HV30".