I just called panasonic to find out some more info on the dvd rp62 and 82. I was specifically inquiring about how the 62 is different from the 56 - and how the 62 is different from the 82. According to the rep, the 62 adds ability to read WMA files, a zoom feature, and the player itself is thinner -as compared to the 56. The 82 adds dvd-audio and has a built in DD/DTS decoder. I have been considering getting the 56, but now I have to decide if either of these new players are worth the wait. I have zoom on my TV and I don't care about the physical size difference. Is WMA support really worth it? I guess the major decision is do I want a progressive player that has DVD audio and the Sage/Faroudja chip like the 82 will have.