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Thanks For Your Help


Man, I tell you, Corner readers really
come through when you bleg. Thanks to the hundred or so of you who wrote
with your advice on video cameras. I went after work last night to Best Buy
and bought a Sony Mini-DV camcorder, a DCR-TRV22, which was on sale for $599
– the same price as the next-step-down model. The difference, it seems, is
you get a memory stick with which you can take still images. I hadn’t
planned on this feature (I’d been prepared to get the lower-end model), but
with no price difference, hey, why not? I only found out later, reading
reviews online at home, that this model is known for taking grainy still
shots. Oh well. Anyway, I got lots of useful advice from everybody, and I
can’t tell you how grateful I am. Funny thing is nearly everyone who wrote
seemed so knowledgeable and committed to certain formats and models. It was
really hard to choose. It’s like that online, when you do research: there
are a thousand reasons to buy this or that model, and a hundred reasons not
to. It seems that you’re bound to have buyer’s remorse, no matter which way
you go. The good news is that we now have a camera in time for Christmas,
and a month before the birth of little Diocletian, the second Dreher boy.
Mama was worried that I wouldn’t take care of this, and if Mama ain’t happy,
ain’t nobody happy. Mama’s happy now. Thanks, readers, for making that


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