First post, horay ^.^
From what I've read the V8 does not read dvd-r discs (and that poses some problems =P ). But I have an old (bought last summer) PS2. From what I can tell its a V5, elecrical shock warning, 30009R and an extra screw in the expansion bay slot.
I'm going to send it of to be chipped but I am thinking about what chip I should get, a Messiah 2 would be ok I guess but I'm a big fan of movies so the region free DVD would come in handy bundled with the green-screen fix and macrovision off.
So the DMS3 is looking very promising (since to my understanding the problem did not lie in the chip itself but the protection that Sony had installed )
Have anyone here installed a DMS3 in a V5 or other PAL system? I gues its kind of a longshot since most of you are probably american anyway, but if you got any info please share ^.^