Before the choice was easy, I wanted a DMS3......... but now theres all sorts of new and old chips coming out that can do many different things, plus theres that whole BIOS thing where you have to upload a "hacked" bios to get backups to work and the DMS4 controversy about them trying to eliminate competition and all that......... im not sure what chip to go with now....... can anyone recommend one? Its important to me that the chip be able to do the following: 1. Its important to me that the chip will work on a V4, since thats the only PS2 I have (Yes I know these have a crappy lazer, but I can't afford a new ps2, much less a new PS2 and the cost of chipping it). 2. Supports the official HDD (I play FFXI on my PS2, I dont want that ability disabled/lost) 3. Supports playing PAL games in NTSC (I have a few PAL PS1 games on me, half of which DONT work in emulators >.<). I heard that some chips do that........ but I dont know if I heard it correctly or they were talking about something else, like PAL DVD movies. 4. Direct-boots any PS1 or PS2 media. This should be a given...... with the proper bios pretty much every chip does this I believe. Keep in mind that this includes imports and the like, not only backups or home-brew applications. 5. Is compatible with cheat devices like GameShark, Action Replay, and Code Breaker. 6. This is a given too........ but supports disabling the chip in case I run into a game that uses some new anti-mod technology or problems with the chip in the future. So.......... can anyone recommend a chip that is confirmed to be able to do all this?