Like most digital camcorders, the DCR-TRV17 is equipped with an IEEE 1394 connection (also known as i.Link and FireWire) for digital image transfer, allowing video editing on a properly equipped home computer. In addition, all analog ports on the TRV17 have analog to digital converters built in. With this feature, anyone upgrading from older analog equipment can transfer their old memories to new digital tapes.
If you own a TV equipped with Sony's Super LaserLink feature (or purchase an optional Super LaserLink attachment for your TV), playback is especially easy. You can just aim the DCR-TRV17 at the TV from up to 26 feet away, press "play," and enjoy your videos without having to connect any wires.
The DCR-TRV17 also doubles as a digital still camera, recording photos onto an included 4 MB Memory Stick at a resolution of up to 640 x 480 pixels. Digital program editing allows for easy dubbing of 20 selected scenes from one digital camcorder to another, or to an analog VCR. Three different white-balance settings help optimize color. The DCR-TRV17 includes a microphone input, as well as an intelligent shoe for select Sony accessories. Also included are an AC power adapter, lithium-ion battery, remote, stereo AV cable, and lens cap.