I bought one whilst on away on a business trip in the US. Especially with regional differences not being a problem with HDTVs, I felt it would be a decent investment. However, I've hit a dilemma as a few family friends want a dvd of footage I've made - but their DVD players only play PAL - will the HDV image be significantly compromised if I "downscale" it to PAL compared to if I was to downscale it to regular NTSC? Sadly, cos of this particular problem, I'm considering the option of selling it. Do you guys know approximately how much these can go for in the current market?