Any Opinions on the Yamakawa dvr-628?

I have purchased the lite-on lvw-5006 and happy with it except for few problems like the rest of the lite-on owners (green tint and flickering).
I bought the lite-on since you can make it region free and macrovision free with ease. Have anyone tried the Yamakawa dvr-628? I was told it is macrovision and region free.
If anyone have tried this before, please let me know what you think.

Yes, I’ve owned one since it came out nearly two years ago. Despite still having some freezing issues, and the tendency to say a DVD+RW you just recorded is blank, I love it because it will record anything…yes, anything except 1080i HD material…through its component inputs.

If you learn the tricks of how to avoid the freeze issue, and the “Invalid disk information” issue with DVD+RW’s, buy one-- IF you can find one. From what I have seen, there are no NTSC versions available (only PAL).