Was using this to transfer old 8mm tapes to digital, had no issues. I've transferred a couple dozen tapes to digital via the firewire connection without any issue. All the tapes played flawlessly, and conversions were simple.
Selling my old Sony 8mm camcorder. No longer need it and was using it to transfer a bunch of Hi8/Digital8 tapes to digital. It's been sitting in my desk and decided to part with it. It's listed on Ebay with a buy-it-now of $90. Take it at that price or run it through the auction.