LIDL will be selling this DVD player again this year (though a tenner cheaper I think). By searching these groups, I know it can be made multi-region (link to firmware anyone?) but was hoping if somebody could answer the following questions: 1. Does the DVD player automatically switch between NTSC/PAL mode? (i.e. If a region 1 disc is put in, will it be played in NTSC as opposed to PAL by default). 2. Is it possible to select between PAL/NTSC for whichever disc is in the player? And if so, does anybody know if it can play a Region 1 NTSC disc (for example) in PAL60? 3. Is it possible to disable macrovison? 4. Is the drive fairly quiet? (My current player has a noisy drive. Argh!) 5. Can it play Region 3 discs quite well too? My current DVD player is multi-region and plays R1 discs fine but is jerky playing R3 discs.. pretty sure it is the players fault though as I have tested them on another player. 6. How good is the image and audio quality? Any blocky effects etc. Phew. That will do. I'm hoping this player will be a nice replacement for my current player. The DivX capability will hopefully be the icing on the cake, mult-region and good playback is pretty much essential though.