Today I bought the cheapest DVDplayer yet from Walmart (US). 27$.
An guess what? I did a search for a region hack because I have disks for region 1 and 2 and found nothing. I guess the unit is rather new.
Then I said, well let's try it, and... guess what?...
No need for region hacks it seems to be region FREE right out-of-the-box.
I replaced an ILO DVDR05 which passed out on me like on many other users in this forum. I will try next some divix disks see if I get more surprises. So far no problem with reading DVD+R DL or anything.
I wonder where will this price war stop?