Bought this model 3 weeks ago for the excellent price of £599. I've already been back to the retailer because of a 'glich' on 1st playback (screen message asking to to clean heads!) but it now seems fine. They told me to test it for a week or so before making my mind up. Very pleased with it apart from THAT motor hum. As reported previously, the mic does pick it up (and the zoom noise). Its not that bad, but wondering whether to return it and buy the DVP7 instead. (I've seen this online for £749). I know that the sound problem is supposed to have been cured, but does the motor still hum like the DVP3? Or would I be better off going for the Sony PC8 or Canon MV5i instead? Not so bothered about still shots, but the analogue in would be useful. Or am I just being too fussy as I got the DVP3 for such a good price? Is it worth paying another £150-200 just to get rid of a humming noise? Would the other models give me a better picture quality? So many questions - any advice would be appreciated! Cheers, Sir Hugo.