I know it was mentioned on another thread but Pioneer Europe sent me their official translation of the German original after my request. I will ask further input from Pioneer UK but it looks like that the way iti is done it will probably revert the player to Region 2 discs only and it will require again change to multiregion (for those not aware it can be done by remote handset). Here is what I received: "Hello, PIONEER offers a free PAL progressive update . It is accomplished by all PIONEER service centers (list enclosed). You can send, or ask the dealer sending your equipment to a service center. The update is accomplished within 3 working-days, so that the sender has the equipment fast back. Pioneer bears thereby all cost, excluding the transport costs for returning the commodity. This service action is temporally not limited. When updating the DV-757Ai an all around renewed software is uploaded, which supports Pal and NTSC -progressive. If changes should have been already made at the software of the DVD Players, then these modifications are lost to the update. As distinguishing feature all PAL progressive one will provide modified devices with an appropriate sticker and a characteristic on the packing. In the menu of the DV-757Ai you can´t see whether an update was already accomplished or not. We refer to respect with the purchase of new commodity to the appropriate marking. Mit freundlichen Grüssen PIONEER Support Hotline 06039/8009999"