Summary: Tried to buy at Richer Sounds but they were out of stock and not getting any more in. The chap there was extremely helpful and apologetic that he couldn't help - rather than sell me a far more expensive "nearest alternative" he said I may pick one up online as this was an excellent but discontinued product. I had said I needed a multi region blu ray as many of my discs were from the USA - he warned me to check first.
Summary: Bluray playback was ok but it was purchased for the much vaunted networking capabilities to use a media server to playback stored .mkv files. It wasn't remotely capable of doing so and was boxed and returned the same day as unfit for purpose. Panasonic have fallen far behind other manufacturers in this regard. The same network setup using a ps3 instead of this device produces flawless 1080p playback, as does an acRyan PlayOn HD.