Here's a quote from one of Gene's responses on the Z9 thread. And according to the administrators, I should just post my questions here. Highlight is mine.\r\n\r\nThe RX-Z9 will handle NTSC and PAL, not sure about the variants you mentioned. I will ask Yamaha after they look over my review. There will likely be a review addendum after my review is posted to handle everyones questions, or we may just feature it on this forum if it remains highly active.\r\n\r\nI am curious. Why should an INDEPENDENT reviewer allow his review to be looked over by the manufacturer of the product under test? \r\n\r\nHaving worked with film critics and consumer advocacy groups in the past on the side, I have never encountered a film reviewer submitting his review of the film to its director prior to publication. That would be like showing the pupils the result of their exams before finally putting in the grade. It is my undestanding that a review or test is supposed to validate the manufacturer's claims on the product. So it would be unethical for the manufacturer to have even a hint of the review prior to publication.