Two reasons: Video quality has been subpar it their recent models. The format (.mod) is not easily handled on the computer without special software. Sektionschef has a tool he created called SD Copy that can convert, but you again are compressing the video resulting in degraded quality. If you are looking for something else, try looking at the lower end minIDVs. You'll have some trouble finding a decent HDD camcorder in that range. Look at the Canon and Sony lines.
Hello I am currently looking into buying a digital camcorder for just personal use. The camcorder I was looking at is the JVC everio GZ-MG330A 30GB hard disk camcorder. I was looking at reviews and some people said that they love it and others said it has poor quality. I was wondering if someone could help me and give me some advice on the correct choice or possibly direct me to a better camcorder for around the same price 350-400.