hello friends, i need your valuable advice for purchase of: 1. a digital camcorder: what features i need are: minidv, mpeg4, analouge-digital pass, 1 megapixel pic res, 20x zoom, sd/mmc slot, 0.6 or better video res, zoom mic, a/v in/out, external mic slot, good nightshot performance, good picture stabilization. the budget is up to $550 max. 2. a graphics card: this is for my bro.. he wants to play NFSU-2 all the time.. apart from occasional quake, at smooth frame rates. i'd like to go for dx 9.0 compatibility and tv-out, dvi. budget: $150. i also want to know whether it will be advantageous for me to buy these from india or gulf, and opinions on HIS Excalibur 9550, and its availability in India. thanks everyone, for ur help in advance. btw, if anyone reading is currently in the gulf (esp. in UAE) pleeez contact me to discuss the prices in various gcc markets. 256 mb 400 mhz (samsung i think) ram is selling for 150 s.riyals (Approx 1725rs) and 512 for 290. r these prices competetive?