Originally Posted by Bobby_M
... The problem is, my laptop doesn't have a firewire connection for my miniDV and the camera won't work on Vista over the USB2.0 port. Dangit.
You can pick up a cheap PCMCIA Firewire card (under $30 shipped) ... here's one from amazon.com: Amazon.com: ZONET Networking ZUC2700 2-USB 2.0 2-Firewire Combo Cardbus Card: Electronics