Excellent article on the state of Region encoding and why it's failing: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/...fe/2197548.stm It once again reiterates the simple truth that information wants to be free of constraint. And the more one uses asinine restrictions to keep information contained to certain areas, the more disappointed one will be when those restrictions inevitably fail. People want to see DVDs from around the world, they want as many choices as they can possibly have. It has nothing to do with copying or piracy, people will pay money as they should. It has to do with the ridiculous notion that "X DVD may only be watched in X region." Recipe for failure - and good riddance.