I have called Panasonic distribution, and spoken with someone in their Chicago area office, and was told that the RP82 was discontinued as of January 1, 2003. They are recommending the CP72 to those people wishing to get an RP82. They have NO RP82s available in the US, and according to the person I spoke to, there are no shipments of these units in transit either. Looks the only chance anyone has to get an RP82 would be to luck in that got returned after Christmas, or to find some obscure little dealer who was on their shelf. I read this over at the AVS forum, and found this to be interesting.