My old sony miniDV is beyond repair and would like to buy a replacement. I'm considering an HDD-based camcorder, but wondered if there's anyway of upgraded the HDD if 1.8" HDD becomes cheaper in future. Also is there any camcorders out there that records on full 4.7Gb DVDs not 1.8 mini DVDs. I heard from a few people that DVD camcorders are not reliable i.e. fussy with certain blank dvds, unable to find end of recording etc... Please help as i cant decide which way to go, and any recommendations on camcorders will be appreciated. I was thinking of Sony DCR-HC96 (mini DV). I cant afford proper Hi-Def camcorders since i have just replace my TV and DVD player. Thanks in advance.