[QUOTE=zevia;2021840]The region coding on DVD (and Blu-ray) is to allow Studios to control some aspects of their titles, ie movie content, date and day release and price. Meaning different region will have different price, release date etc.
I don’t think it’s a step back because I’m sure the blu-ray manufacturers can easily make them region free, but they are probably bind to some agreement.
Looking forward to more of your discoveries, bernievink. ;)[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the encouragement.
I sincerely hope that Sony decide to bring out a firmware update that makes the DVD part Zone free, the blu-ray part does not worry me so much.
Knowing my luck I will install the Mod chip from the Netherlands and then the next week Sony will release the firmware update making it not necessary any more.
I’ll be patient for a while and keep hoping.