I visited the local Sony store today to check the latest pricing and availability. The last price was $1099 CDN, but stores no longer have it in stock. The C555 is still available, but at $1499 (plus tax). I'm all for supporting the local economy, but when it costs $500 CDN more after taxes for either of these players than to have it shipped from the US... The only issue is the warranty, for which the unit must be shipped back to an authorized service centre in the US.