I'm trying to decide between the 5500/6500 or the Panasonic T460. I would like to find out if the Panasonic will play a few region free BD's I bought from the UK which are encoded at 1080i/50. I had to buy a Samsung BD-D6500 in order to play these disc's. I also use a Sony BDP-S370 which is still rock solid, plus a PS3 & PS4 none of which will play my UK BD's, but the Samsung(which is slow as hell with load times) plays them flawlessly. If either of the 5500/6500 or the Panasonic will play them I'd happily take the Samsung out of my setup. If not I'll get whichever one is faster and keep the Samsung in the setup. My other equipment is a Sony KDL65W840B & Onkyo TX-NR1030. I don't know if the 6500 is out yet or not, but the main reason I've kept the S370 so long is I really like using the skip back & forward buttons on the remote. It seemed like the new players didn't have the option anymore.