From reading all the threads about panny 6 here. I noticed that panny 6 is already available but in Hong Kong I talked to the panasonic agent and they have not idea when it going to be available, they were saying most probably in Jan. 2004 but I can find it through the unauthorized dealers and the price is also very good, but there is one problem this panny 6 that is availlable from unauthorized dealers does not inlclude the original panasonic warranty but the shop says we can give you 1 year warranty. I am just wondering is this exaclty same unit as that which will be available throught the authorized agent? Is the any difference between the authorize model and unauthrized one apart from the warranty? I beleive these are the direct imported goods (grey market goods) from Japan but I cannot be sure since there is no warranty.