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Pixels(squares) apear when recordin object in motion..

Hi There!I Have Sony TRV-740E Digital camcoreder, Recently when records and the image has pixalization in some areas,Espacialy arroung the objects in motion,The faster the object moves more pixels(squares) are present.If the camera is still then look O'k. When also move camera when recorsing also apear the squares..I told may be somethin wron with the conpression of the data?If there If there is faster motion ,more data is to process and the lost of quality comeS The playback of the Old tapes-no problem.Thanks in advanceNick

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The problem is a bad CCD inside the camera. I Sony was providing free service for some of their other models but failed to provide service (recall) on these models. contact Sony at 1-866-703-7669

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