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    Help Needed transferring to PC from DCR-TRV20

    I have a Sony Digital Camcorder(DCR-TRV20)and I am trying to transfer video to my HP Pavilion DV 4000. Sony says to use a i.LINK cable in the DV IN/OUT port. On my PC I only have USB ports. Is their a i.LINK to USB cable?

    I also have a S-video port on both my camcorder and PC.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Mike

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    i.LINK is Sony's brand name for Firewire. It is possible to get Firewire/USB converters, but you're probably better off getting a Firewire card for your computer. They're not too expensive.
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    Firewire

    Dave, thanks, I have a new HP Pavilion DV4000, pretty loaded, I think. Not a computer expert. I have seen a few files on my PC that mention firewire. How do I determine if I have a Firewire port? Thanks again for your response and I look forward to figuring this out and will let you know when I do.

    Mike

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    Dave, I checked the Device Manager and have the following 1394 port.

    Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host

    The physical connection on the PC is the same as on my Camcorder. It is a very small port. What cable do I need to purchase to connect the Camcorder to my PC.

    Again, thanks for your help.

    Mike

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    Have a look at the following page:
    http://www.cwol.com/firewire/1394_cables.htm

    As you can see, there are two types of Firewire connector: 6-pin and 4-pin. Check out the pictures so you can see what you need, then go ask at your local store.
    Dave Owen
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