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Firewire is the best way to capture miniDV. The reason people use VTRs is to avoid wear and tear on their camera.
I have that same VTR you listed, but an earlier model that is miniDV/VHS. I got it in 05, have had no problems and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
I have heard bad things about the one you listed though. DVD burner/copier seems to go bad. Look for some reviews before buying. If you don’t need the DVD burner/copier, I think it’s a good buy.