This is an excellent forum and I'm glad I found it.
I've been debating between the HF-10 and the HV-30 for about a week... I've read and watched everything I could, and I've gone to my local Best Buy to get a hands on for both. After finding this forum I nailed my decision and went with the HV-30.
Price-wise, BB can not touch most online retailers. I have a manager friend that works for BB, and employee cost for the HV-30 is $719. The "Going out of Business" sale at Circuit City had the HV-30 priced at $630.99 + MA sales tax.