Looking for some advice here please, I'm about to purchase my first PS2 and have been offered two by friends, both in similar condition and both the same price. One is a V5/6, the other a V9. From what I can understand after reading other posts, the only real difference is that the V9 fan is quieter, is that correct? I'll be installing a HD to whichever console I purchase, should that have any impact on which one I pick? Finally, does anyone have a link to a page that lists UK release dates for the different versions? I'd like to check roughly how old each console is! Thanks in advance for any help!