I will be moving (permanently) from the US to Japan early next year, and I'm wondering how my current DVD collection will be affected by Region coding. Although I will be selling some of my current DVD collection to lighten the load, I hope to keep a fair amount of these (about 100 titles). ALL of them are Region 1 coded. My question is: is it possible to buy a region-less player in Japan, so that I'll be able to watch these dvd's, as well as any new Region 2 dvd's I may buy once in Japan? Alternatively, is there any sense in bringing my current player (Toshiba 6109) and possibly having it modified to play other region-coded dvd's? From doing a quick comparison of some titles on both Amazon.com as well as Amazon's Japan site, it seems like it would make more financial sense to buy from the US-based site, even after shipping fees are included. This strategy however would further necessitate having a player that can play Region 1 discs. How do current residents of Japan shop for their DVD's? I've read some things about the Malata player, is this available in Japan?