This is my first ever post on the forum. I am happy to be a part of this thread. I received my TM700 yesterday and i am loving it.
I'd like to start off by saying that having a low end work laptop (thinkpad core2duo 2.20GHz 789Mhz 1GigRam) had me worried initially that I won't be able to do anything out of the way with my cam. But i was wrong. It turns out that i can play 60p smoothly on it as well as convert mts to any video format and that too without much hassle; heck thats all i wanted; to be able to convert to .mp4, feed it to my xbox and play the videos on my 40inch samsung LCD and not consuming my hdd. So all those peeps who seem to be having trouble playing back on PC, I'd suggest downloading KM player, it outruns MC, MP, VLC, splash et al.
The only thing i am looking forward to are the best practices for operating this camera. Mostly, i'd be recording indoors, my beautiful 3 months old daughter. Last night when i connected the camcorder directly with my LCD (through a cheap $10 mini hdmi cable) i felt that the result was grainy. I looked into the LCD picture info and it said 1080i although i was recording at 1080p (also HDMI output was set to 1080p). Thats when it hit me that my LCD is HD ready and not full HD. Anyway, i am planning to output 720p to my LCD which should display 720p just fine. But whats bothering me is that grainy picture. The light indoor is sufficient (kind of incandescent light bulbs). What should I do to avoid that grainy output. I've tried playing around with a few settings but to no avail. I would appreciate if somebody could throw some light on it.
Thanks and much appreciated.