I'm just wondering if such a thing exists...

Problem - I'm not too keen on using my camera as a player to work on capturing stuff on my PC. The thing is I have to take out the tape that's already loaded in my camcorder to play/make AVIs. Plus, it messes up my "end scene" search since taking the tape out cancels that feature out until I start recording again.

Anyone feel like I do? ...and what do you all do? Use another camcorder? Heck, it's cheaper than getting a standalone miniDV player!