I think i will get a Japanese Panasonic 3DO
My Goldstar works fine with burned CD's and to be honest the Panasonic FZ-10 is the cheap version! it looks and even feels cheap and flimsy.
My Goldstar is the all grey second revision and it works fine.... I just don't like the fact that it has no s-video port and the borders in some games bother me on the PAL machine
I will keep an eye out for a nice US or Jap 3DO (not the FZ-10)
As far as i know there are only very few Japanese titles that actually use the machines Kanji fonts.