A friend of mine recently downloaded from the net a firmware multiregion hack for the SD220E - it came in the form of a VCD image file. He burnt the VCD to a CD-R, stuck it in the player and a few seconds the player is region free. He says it's worked on his SD220E and has noticed no ill side effects...now I'm wondering whether to try it on my own player I don't want to risk cocking it up or perhaps 'downgrading' the firmware to an earlier version just to get multiregion capability. Anyway, isn't it rather odd that the hack is distributed in VCD format? If I play the VCD on my laptop I just get an image with "nabe The Wizard" on it for a few seconds, and then "Fin". I've googled that and found no hits. Unfortunately my mate can't remember the site where he downloaded the VCD image from Anyone know anything about this hack and if it can be trusted? Are there "one time" remote hacks for the SD220E one can buy? Thanks, Michael.