I purchased a JVC GZ-MS120 solely for the purpose of capturing my old 8mm roll film movies which I took back in the 1950s and 60s. I built a back projection device for the purpose and it worked very well indeed. However, I discovered that I could also capture some treasured VHS tapes, because the JVC camera has an analogue input setting which allowed this. I have also captured satellite freeview programs by connecting directly to the output of the freeview decoder.
The two SD card slots allow a seamless transfer from the ‘A’ card to the ‘B’ card without intervention when the ‘A’ card is full, and my Panasonic LCD Full HD TV accepts the SD cards and plays the videos or stills directly from the cards.
Although the JVC GZ-MS120 is not HD, I use the ‘Ultra fine’ setting when capturing HD Tv shows from the TV’s monitor output, and when replayed on the same TV I cannot detect any difference in quality.
All in all, a great little video camera at a bargain price.
The only slight problem I have with the Everio MediaBrowser software is that although chapters can be created when writing out to a DVD, those chapters do not appear for selection from the opening screen when the DVD is played. They can be selected in sequence only, by using the chapter select button on the remote.