There's good news with the new DVD player in OS X. If you flashed your DVD drive to RPC1 status, then you will be able to play DVDs of all regions at your leisure!! (as it should be) When you try to play a disc other than R1 you are asked to change the region code of the drive via a prompt . The prompt requires your admin pass to do the change. It then changes to the appropriate region and will now for example play all R2 DVDs without asking. (It will say you have 5 more attempts) However, to get all those 5 back, just go ahead and delete the following file: "com.apple.dvdplayer.plist" in your "/library/preferences" directory. I brought it down to 2 tries and then just started deleting the file and every time I got all 5 times back, probably about 12 region changes successfully. It defaults to R1 after the prefs are deleted each time. Now get back in your business travel mode and enjoy DVDs on your Ti and iBooks. Rumor has it that the official release for X.1 is Monday. The player is very stable and I had no probs with playing DVD while at the same time burning a CD on firewire and watching a streaming QT movie. Warning: Make sure your DVD drive has an RPC1 firmware, otherwise those chances will be "really" used up and you will be stuck in that region.