My computer shipped out today. I had some rather angry words with some Dell customer service people last night and I finally found a really helpful guy who expedited my order. It shipped this morning thankfully, so that whole mess is over. I have my DVD drive working and I recorded my first disc. I am very much amazed at the quality of the video that Chris shot at my wedding. My camcorder really does a great job. I would highly recommend getting one, even if Digital8 is supposedly going to come to an end soon..