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Dz-hs500a It's rather new cam. only 1,3 month. it doesn.t swich on. I got new , more power betery,nothing! What could happened??? May be it's becouse batery i bought on line??

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Borrowing the Hitachi dvd/hdd to video a wedding this weekend. The dvd disks i've tried won't play on any of my computers or dvd players. help please! thanks a bunch

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