After much deliberation I have decided to buy a sony camcorder. The 2 I had in mind were either the dcr hc1000 or dcr pc1000. Can anyone give me any advice on which is best. I want to use the camcorder to put together a short documentary and want good quality footage and sound etc. I can pay up to £1100 if necessary. I've heard all about these 3 ccd's which is why I chose the two sony models. Oh, and can anyone tell me where I could buy either. I've searched the internet for the dcr hc1000 but according to one website its been discontinued. Is this right? I read a review in what digital camcorder a few months back and can't understand why its been discontinued. and last question, I promise, are both ok to use with my sony vaio laptop!!! I do all my editing on it.