All, I currently have panny that is dead - i have been waiting for a loan unit for over 6 weeks now. Panasonic have agreed (via the reseller - techtronics.com) to replace it. I'm not sure what I will get (a brand new panny 6 would be nice) but as a minimum they have to replace mine as is - i.e. slighty used (it broke after 3 months). If they do I want to make sure I don't get one thats ex-demo or has used 7 - 8hrs a day for ages - I used mine about 10hrs a week. Hence I want to know how to check hours used etc. Could someone PM the info? Ta, Rob.