For years I have been using a "cheap" mini dv camera as my playback device to capture video. I have been using Western Digital external hard drives to store all of my video. Last month I bought a new WD drive, it has firewire 800, not firewire 400 like the others. The capturing process is not working. If I use my Sony HRV-Z1 as the playback it works fine. I just don't want to use my nice camera as a playback. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there such a thing as a cheap playback deck? I spent the day at the Apple store....now I found out it's the playback source. It just seems odd. I have been using this camera as a playback for years. I have read that others do the same thing. Thanks.