Ouch. 8-year-old Sony trv240 now has no firewire interface (a known\nproblem with badly designed connectors, iirc??). Anyway, a quick phone\ncall to Sony quotes me a fixed price of over £170 to repair, which is\nludicrous. So, time for new camcorder I think.\n\nTrouble is, I'm way out of touch with developments. Is something like\nthe Canon fs306 a reasonable replacement, without spending the earth? I\ntend to take footage, keep for ages, then edit down to DVD. Any\nrecommendations for something for occasional domestic use? (Preferably\nthat doesn't use Li cells. They're a pain :-| And most certainly not Sony!!)\n\nAny idea what the trv240 might be worth as spares for someone? It's in\nperfect nick apart from the firewire problem - sickening it's not worth\nrepairing.