The lipsync on panasonics isn't a problem, its a feature of how they process the sound and video seperately, which can allow them to get out of sync if the video is "busy". It all comes together in the recording when it is linked correctly and put in sync.
It is only an issue to anyone who has to watch the recording live, eg to press pause for ads etc. If you can watch in catch up mode you are only 7 seconds behind live and everything will be perfectly in sync.
Certainly not a reason to go elsewhere as the other advantages are huge, such as rgb in and out.
My e85 was made to be MR by the retailer.. It was done either by disk or using a remoteby them.It certainly wasn`t Mr out of the box. But certainly was when I received it from the retailer,(If you know what I mean)Sorry I haven`t had my pills yet.