My dad wants to buy a new camcorder to take on holiday soon (he's dropped & broken the last two!!) He wants to be able to play back his old Hi8 tapes & I've told him to buy A Sony Digital 8 C/C. I've done some research & I believe all except the most basic model (TRV140) does this. Am I Correct? Also, I've read somewhere that these C/Cs will output a digital signal to a PC via the ilink when the C/C is playing back a previously recorded analogue Hi8 tape. Is this correct too? If it does I want to be able to download all his analogue footage onto my PC & edit it via the ilink. A good & reasonably priced online retailer recommended by anyone would be appreciated too. many thanks.