Well recently my canon Elura 50 has been acting up . Ever since I bought it for (399.99) It's had the same problem. Some times when playing Mini Dv tapes back it fuzzes distorted, and it playes one second, blue screen, one second. I tried cleaning the heads, but no use. When I told canon about it they wanted me to send it in for a "FREE" analysis and estimate. The gruisifiying costumer report representitive todl me I could trade the old one back for 199.99 and get some zr thing. Or the charging to fix it would be from 30-250.00. IT"S ALOMST CHRISTMAS, I DON"T WANT TO PAY EVEN MORE FOT THE STUPID CAMCORDER. It's one week off of the original warranty, but I'm going to have to send it in to get the "Estimate"! The lady at Canon was so mean and b?y, she was also snacking on some kid of gronola. So now I wont have it for Christmas and going to have to lug out the old JVC. BOY AM I SO MAD! I hate canon, and oh it's not the ccd problem she checked that ??? Caono is the worst camera company ever. They won't even get it for free. Thanks Canon for the best filmed Christams ever.