March 9, 2007
Dear CNET members,
Happy Friday! A few of you wrote in to say you didn't like the new Q&A format because you had to click each individual link to view the selected submissions. The whole reason behind me doing this is so that you know which specific answer to place your vote on. So because you voiced your dislikes, while I will still keep this format, each week I will also take all the answers that I have selected for you to vote on and group them together within one forum post for ease of digesting. I have also created a section in the newsletter to present the winning answer from the previous week's Q&A. So I hope you find it better. (I'm doing my best to make this newsletter work for you!) Thank you all for your feedback. Now let's get rolling with Carol's question on her camcorder decisions.
This week, we received a few dozen submissions, and because there are really no wrong or right answers, we received a lot of helpful opinions and advice on which format to go with. However, the majority of members said to stick with tapes rather than going with a DVD camcorder, because tape is here to stay for a while. If you haven't posted your own opinions or advice for Carol yet, get going! This discussion is wide-open for you to participate in while the community is deciding who has the most helpful answer. Take care, folks--and have a great weekend!
Member Question of the Week
My digital tape camcorder broke months ago, and I'm so confused about replacing it. Is it a mistake to buy HD tape when they are so expensive now? Will mini tapes disappear in the next few years? I understand the quality and ability to edit is best using tapes, or am I wrong? I'm not interested in a hard drive camcorder. Would you recommend DVD or tape camcorder? What are the pros and cons of both? Please help me. Thank you!
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Answer by djaybenjamin (read here)
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Answer by forkboy (read here)
Answer by ACM10 (read here)
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Previous week's Q&AThe votes are in! Here below is the winning answer to last week's question as voted most helpful by our community.
Here's a question I have yet to see discussed anywhere. While there is a lot of discussion of the question, "Is your PC ready for Vista?", nowhere have I seen a discussion of whether your SOFTWARE is ready for Vista. In past upgrades I remember seeing many examples of software incompatibility moving from one version of Windows to the next. How can I tell if I will have any software incompatibility issues if I upgrade to Vista?
Art S. of St. Louis, Missouri
I hate to say it Art, but the bottom line is that you will not know for sure what software is compatible with Windows Vista until you actually try it. Not only does it depend on what exact software version you have, but also how you as an individual, use that software...
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Here's my questions to you guys and gals. Someone at work recommended to me to use Limewire to download music from, however I have heard through other people to avoid it, as such programs are illegal to use and possibly unsafe. I would like to try Limewire to get music, but I'm afraid to use it because of what I'm hearing from others. So is it legal or not? When they mention being unsafe, is it the music that is unsafe or are we talking about something else. Sorry I sound so naive, but this is all new to me and I'm very curious. Thanks for any advice.
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