I moved to Japan recently and will be purchasing some electronics soon. I have a bunch of Region 1 DVDs that I'd like to be able to play as well as being able to view region 2 DVDs that I will rent. Does anyone know if there is a DVD recorder/hard drive recorder unit that is multi-region or can easily be set to multi-region? Another question I had regarding these units is whether it is possible to get menus in English. Since I'll be purchasing it in Japan are the menus only in Japanese? One unit that I saw at the store was the Panasonic DMR-E50. Anyone familiar with this model? Like it? Thanks.