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As a previous owner of the Sony GV-D300 (same as the GV D1000 without the screen), I can say that it was a very reliable unit for at least 1 1/2 years. After that time, it needed new heads, door latch. After returned from the Sony Service Center it worked fine for another 4 months and the same problems started occuring again. I was told by both Sony and B&H Video that this unit is based on a consumer quality components and if you are doing a lot of editing, consider the Sony DSR-11 deck (Commercial Grade). I’m waiting on my delivery of the DSR-11 unit currently.