Hey there, In a nutshell, I've been doing a ton of reading over the past few days in an effort to decide on a new camcorder. I'm wondering if anyone, with past experience, could tell me what type of increase in quality I'm likely to see going from my existing cam to what I'm thinking of? My current, now 5 year old camera, is a Sony TRV-27 Mini DV, purchased a few months before my daughter was born. It's served me well, but with an upcoming Disney vacation the end of the month, I have the urge for something new. (I'm a still photography nut, but definitely not up on the latest video stuff, other than what I have read the past few days). My current equipment, is NOT HD. I have a standard def 32" CRT, great picture etc., and do not have an HD DVD player. I DO plan on purchasing both of these sometime in the next year, but to be honest, it's not a priority of mine, so, my question is pretty much this. If I were to buy a latest generation MiniDV cam, and NOT, at this time at least, be able to play back in HD, will I notice much of a difference in quality over my TRV-27? I'm also thinking, out of convenience, of a HDD base cam. I really like the looks of the JVC GZ-MG555 and understand it is a standard def cam, so I'm wondering, in that respect, will it also give me a far better picture than the 5 year old Sony MiniDV? Thanks for any response on this, as again, I'm looking hard, and really don't want to make a mistake. I also don't want to pick something up only to find out it's not that much of a leap over my existing camera. I'm hoping at least that sensor technology will provide a crisper, cleaner more colorful picture.