first off i would like to say hi to everybody!! I've been reding the forums for roughly 2 months now and cannot get my head rapped around this region thing. I have a I/O magic 8x dvdrw drive. a Sony dvp-ns715p player. I've tried dvd decryptor, dvdshrink, nero 6, alcohol, anydvd and some other programs i cant remember. anyways i cannot get region free discs to play on my player. in fact i just tried one movie today again that ended up burning region free (dvddecryptor says region: 1,2,...8 rce protection: no) and it wont play in player (says connot play due to area etc..) I've tried about 10 of my movies from overseas and i cant get any to work. any suggestions or walkthroughs where i might be going wrong would be awesome.