Hey everyone. Thanks for the replies. I was actually originally looking at the Panasonic V500M. The reason is because of the in store credit Best Buy might give me and thats what they carry - but if they just give me money back then I will certainly start looking elsewhere. I did read about the V700 as well, but they didnt carry it. It sounded like a worthwhile upgrade, though.
I assume by X900 you mean the Panasonic X900, not the JVC X900? I see the Panasonic X900 for about $600 on B&H. That is a bit out of my budget, maybe. Ill have to give it some thought.