Okay here is the deal. I am new to the PS2 modding scene. I do have a modded XBOX at home. I am currently working on an in-car video system. I was going to put my xbox in the car but after many poeple have had problems w/ it i deceided not to. Besides everyone said to use a PS2. So here I am. I would like the older version ps2 v1-11, because it sounds like it is easier to mod than the new slim line model. I am looking at the DMS4 EZI, mainly because it sounds like it is easy to use. I am looking to play backup games on this unit, everyone can admit with cd's in a car they get scratched, definitly when you have kids. So I will keep the originals in the house and the backups in the car. On my xbox i also have a snes emulator because my wife loves mario bros. is this possible with the ps2. Is there other emus you can use. I have been reading about a hdd on these forums but am a little confised on how it works. Do i need the hdd in order for the modchip to work or not. Thanks for any help you guys can give me.