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A lot of people are struggling with that question right now. Remember, if you’re going to do HD, you’ll need a powerful computer for the post production. Of course, you could get an HDV camcorder and just shoot SD for now, switching to HD in a year or 2.
Having been a Television and Film student (many years ago), I understand you want to get a good professional unit as soon as you can. I suspect the best course of action at this time would be to shop for a "make-do" HD camcorder. Then in a couple years get your "dream" camcorder, and use the other as a backup camcorder. After all, in a couple years there may be an even better "dream" camcorder. 😉
If I were to jump into HD right now, and get a "make-do" HD camcorder, I’d be taking a hard look at the Sony HVR-AU1, or for a smaller budget, the Canon HV20. Or if you’re willing to gamble on a used camcorder, something like a Sony FX1 or JVC GY-HD100U.
Hope this helped, 🙂