cor.. strewth... has she borrowed those teeth from a horse? HD-DVD is region free. It was it's biggest feature and promised to keep costs down to consumers. I still think it is a good transfer format to burn for HD mkv sources. the hardware should become very cheap in the near future as retailers and manufacturers dump the remaining stocks. Bah BOOOO.. consumers lose to commercial corruption again. I thought industrial bribery was outlawed in the West.