Well, looks like US online retailers like Visual Apex are taking orders for the Panasonic AE700. Quebec Acoustic in Canada is also taking orders. Looks like these puppies will be out really soon. I wonder whats happening with the Sanyo Z3? I'll say it again, there needs to be a shootout: Panasonic AE700 vs Sanyo Z3 vs Infocus 5000 vs Hitachi PJ TX100. And for comparisons sake, the Z2 and 500 could easily be thrown in there to give a good impression of the improvement that each model gives over the previous generation.