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I have a HDR HC7. Very similar to the HC9. Excellent product. Have used it extensively in harsh conditions. As well as underwater (in an underwater casing). To get the best reproduction you need a top HD TV. The best result will be on a HD TV via the HDMI cable. I have tried a Samsung HD Ready, LG and Loewe also HD Ready and a Sony Bravia also HD Ready. Best result were on the LOEWE HD ready TV.Worse result was on the Sony BRAVIA. Very bad quality!!!! Samsung wasn't too too bad but the pictures were not always refreshed correctly.The "photo" shoot are not bad but please if you want to take proper photos, use a dedicated Digital SLR. Again if you use a CANON (even the D50 MII), don't expect great VIDEOS!!! Either you shoot a movie with a dedicated camcorder or you shoot pictures with a dedicated equipment. The combination of both helps a bit but it is and will be always a COMPROMISE. So don't expect great pictures out of a camcorder. My old NIKON COOLPIX 3.2 megapixels ( about 7 years old) takes far far far better pictures that my SONY HD (one year and half old) camcorder who has more megapixels!!! The Sony BRAVIA is NOT a good TV. Their camcorder is fantastic. Be careful and shop around with your own camcorder and your own movies. Don't rely on the movies from the shopowner!!!
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