I have an opportunity to buy my first DVX 100b. I am positive I want this camera despite its SD handicap. I found a used one for 1k. Its a great price, but has 730hrs on the heads. This is a professional production house that has used it so I assume they are good hours but I digress that I maybe should spend 500 bucks more for one with only a few hundo hrs on those delicate lil heads.
That's not massive hours but it really comes down to how well they took care of it. An out of warranty head repair could easily eat up the savings. But why buy a used camera for that much you could easily get into say a Canon 7D or a Panasonic AVCHD camera.