Originally Posted by hiker
Also I'd like to try another stabilizer like the Grex or GoDV! DP-X7000, but it doesn't look like any of the suppliers that I've found have an easy return policy.
The Grex does have a 30-day return policy, but it's to Israel
. So far I have the Grex, Sima, Video Filter, and a unit from Svideo.com, and the picture quality is the best on the Video Filter (VF), but it comes at a cost, as it's far and away the most expensive of the bunch. The others come close in sharpness, but the color saturation is the best on the VF. It's also the most sophisticated design.
Svideo.com offers a composite/s-video filter only, but I suspect it will also work with component (if you use the same hookup as the VF). You can improve the PQ if you are going composite out, by going into the filter with composite, and exiting with s-video to the recorder. At $119, price isn't too bad, and it's built like a brick, e.g, waterproof.
If you guys think you've got it bad in the U.S., Japan just went all digital, and ALL local broadcasting, e.g, OTA, is now copy protected coming out of the wall!
You can record, but you cannot copy to anything. Which is why I had to get so many filters.