from Palo Cedro, CA on 8/24/2011
Can't speak for Schoenauer except to say he probably should have bought his battery at a local store carrying Sony products. Easier to return and get a new one. I purchase this battery at a Best Buys Store for $85.00 a month ago and I haven't been able to run it down yet. I have video taped two 1 hour soccer games and come home and watched both games on TV and downloaded them to the computer all with the same charge on the battery. I wish I could honestly tell you what to expect in the way of time with this battery. I do know that it will last at least 2 to 3 hours. That's longer than most of us will tape at any one time anyway.