Hey all, i've been reading up on modding my ps2 now that my bro is coming home from japan (he's got a crap load of rare imports you could NEVER find in the states) and I was curious as to the opinions on a few mod chips and resellers in the states for a Playstaton 2 V2. I've read through the forums but it seems like no one else has below a V3, so I'd like to get some input on this ps2. I'm very tempted to go with the DMS 3 pro as it seems to have the most features of any chips that support v2, although it also seems to be one of the more pricey mod chips out there. I found it here for $44.99 http://www.divineo.com/cgi-bin/div-us/p2-dms3p although I have honestly not seen one link to these guys, so I don't nkow how trust worthy they can be. mod-chip.com which has a good reputation had it here - http://www.mod-chip.com/en/dms3plus.htm but it was $59.99 through them (it comes w/ all those extras for install though, which might save me a few trips to radioshack or my local electronics store finding the right gauge wire, the right solder, etc.) They also have the DMS3 v2.0 which seems to have the exact same features as the DMS3 plus http://www.mod-chip.com/en/dms3.htm minus the screen position/color fix. Am I right about this or does the DMS3 plus offer support for some features i'm overlooking? There is also the Duo 2 SE for $39 through mod-chip.com, and i believe it was $24 through this forum's suggested seller page. It looks to me though that the Magic 3.1+ chip and the Duo 2 SE are almost identical in features, and the Magic is much cheaper, so if I'm not going to get a DMS3 plus then I'll go with the magic. Here is what I will generally use the mod chip for: several region DVD playback (including japanese DVD format), backup DVD+R/CD-R games, some homebrew software like the various emulators just to try them out, possible network play if some new ps2 games comeout that take advantage of my network adapter. I'm willing to sacrifice the multiple region DVD playback considering my computer can do it too, so no real big concerns there.