i'm looking for the same answer but i don't see many replies to such posts. did you get an answer? did you end up buying the camcorder in the US? i want to do the same and play it in the UK...
I want to know if I buy a HD camcoder in the States will I have problems watching the video on my HD ready tv in Italy?? I know there is a problem with NTSC camcoders vs PAL but does this apply to HD??