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Old Oct 22, 2009, 7:01 AM   #1
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Default Digital camcorder with Night Mode/IR..?

My friend is planning to buy a new digital camcorder which has the night mode with the infra red capturing pictures even in complete darkness. He doesn't want anything too pricey - under $450 in fact nearer $400. After going through countless reviews, he was looking at the Sony SR36 but the JCV Everio caught his eye.
Please suggest which can fulfill his requirements


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Old Oct 22, 2009, 7:24 AM   #2
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Personal experience: I've had a JVC camcorder. Used it for a year or so. All of the sudden, nothing showed up in the LCD Display. I tried recording, even though I couldn't see anything, and played it back. All I saw was black, but I could hear the sounds that were from the time I was recording. Nothing I did corrected the situatuion. I contacted JVC, who said that, since it was out of warranty, they could repair it for some outrageous sum. I checked the internet, and found numerous complaints of the exact same thing. There were even websites devoted to the flawed JVC camcorders. There was even a class-action law suit. Everything pointed to the fact that this was a manufacturers defect, but that JVC refused to acknowledge fault.

Stay away from JVC.
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Awww... C'mon. I can't be that bad, can it?
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Just teasing, since I happened to have a photo of someone using a JVC. ;-)
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