K I just have to see if i have everything straight I have a V7 PS2, I think that that means i can play dvd-r's right? gonna check latter on. But I'm gonna order a flip top case from ps2cover.com, has n e 1 else done so from there cause I don't wanna get jipped. I have a V2 gameshark so I won't need a swap magic or n e thing to play backed up discs right? Gonna go buy me a 80 gig hdd this week and order hdadvance from ps2covers also. Is there n e thing else i nned to check???