Well at last it looks like it's going to happen. Region free/NTSC/PAL firmware for the HD-EP30 and HD-A30 to enable them to play SD DVD from any region is going to be released (the same firmware is used in both players). I believe that HD-EP35 and HD-A35 will follow. I have to be extemely careful or I will apparently break some forums rules so I can't say much more. All I can say is that many said it would never happen. It hasn't happened yet, but great progress has been made to reach that final stage. If this listing disappears, I think it's safe to say that it has been removed without legitimate reason.