I have a region 2 Sony 525 DVD player. Unfortunately the only discs we can hire here in Zim are Region 1, big mistake on my part for not buying multiregion in the first place. With customs issues etc it's almost impossible to have the player sent up for modifying. I have ordered a chip from techtronics even though they say it requires considerable soldering skill to fit it. I won't even try to do it myself but I'd like to know from anyone who's done this mod just what skill and equipment it needs? I am thinking of taking it to a VCR repair chap or other electronics shop to have their skilled technician do this "DIY" job. Do you think they could manage it? What should I ask them to see if they can do the job. Any technical info would be appreciated.