I had a rare opportunity (for me) to view some of my old HDV tapes on a 40" Full HD Samsung LED TV yesterday evening. (Normally I view in SD direct to old type CRT TV, or via DVD) My camcorders are a Sony HDR-HC5, and a Canon Legria HV30. Connection was via HDMI cable from the camera's terminal to the TV input. I was surprised, and pleased, at the excellent quality straight out of the camera. So this got me googling to check on current prices, and I was surprised to find that prices for both of my camcorders have hardened quite significantly. The HC5 seems to have doubled in price since I bought mine, new, in a Comet sale several years ago, whilst prices for a used HV30 are now around 50% higher than I paid last autumn to an ebay based dealer. Any ideas why? I thought the popular kid on the block was now AVCHD based.