A dealer has just got back to me after trying to source a Sanyo Z1. He advises me that his Sanyo rep has informed him of a replacement for the Z1 in around 11 weeks - the Z2. Apparently, it will have a 50% longer lamp life and higher contrast and brightness. It'll be priced around £1500 to compete with the Panasonic models. In addition - there is to be a promoton on the Z1 models to make way for the newer models. Has anyone else heard the same?