I have some precious family holiday footage recorded on a 1990 model Sony CCD-AU220 (UK equivalent F220) in Video8 format which I want to get onto my PC via a Sony PC100 (MiniDV). Problem is my parents' old Video8 camera no longer works, and I've been quoted GBP£90 (USD$140) to fix it. I have asked around the office but nobody uses this size tape. I am in a quandary: should I throw money at it or is it worth me buying them a new one? I understand from another thread that a Digital-8 camera that uses Hi-8 tapes would be the best current format to buy, although I do not necessarily need to pay extra for Firewire as I can get to me PC via my PC100. Do you think a new Digital-8 camera would give a better quality output from an old Video-8 tape than the old (recently serviced) camera it was recorded on? Of course, picture quality is paramount. Any views would be appreciated!