Hi, Does anyone know if there is a region hack for this machine? It has been reviewed in the latest HCC but it doesnt mention this. Also, as the major companies of DVD aren't allowing MP3 capability with their players, my choice is between the Thomson, Scan and Encore players. Does anyone know about the sound quality of each? I think the Thomson looks nicest, but HCC havent reviewed the other 2 players for sound comparison. Thanks people. Paul.