There are some that think a player or adapter cartridge (which does not exist) would be cheaper than a camcorder. It isn't.
The fix is this. Go get another compatible camcorder.
I've seen people complain about this and if we give them enough time to season they eventually end up with the same solution.
I have a Sony Handycam whose firewire port does not seem to be working (we've ruled out all of the other problems). I can connect it and capture through USB but the quality is bad. Is there some type of device that can be purchased that I can connect to the PC and pop my digital 8 tapes in to capture the footage? If so where can I get one?