Hi all, I have the above camcorder and finally have a computer that is capable of connecting to the above (once I purchase a firewire card). I have a slight worry or two. Firstly, I heard that the dv in socket on some camcorders is disabled and that you need a widget to activate it. Is this the same on this camcorder. I ask as I know it was on the Sony PC5 (I think it was). Also what kind of card would you recommend running on WinXP home edition for the above... Many thanks... DaveH.