Buying an extra. That's a good idea. On the other hand, it looks like Panasonic are going to keep making the 820 for a while, but we'll see. My only saving grace in having a used Oppo 83 and the 820 is that I don't have much time to watch TV during the week, so during the weekend is when I will put wear and tear on either of my machines. That should prolong the life of both, and the Oppo will only get used when I'm in the mood for watching old TV shows...if the Oppo 83 pans out like I want it to.