The reason for this thread?
I just wanted to brag....seriously though, it seems like all I see now are people saying, screw the m3 and all its problems, m3 cant boot so-and-so, etc...
I just wanted to post something positive on the m3. I did the install my self on my V7, and havn't had a single problem yet. No freezing, no boot problems, no DVD movie problems, no problems what so ever.
I ordered it from m o d c h i p . c a and used the installation kit they provided. Didn't have to use any other special wires, I didn't have to use thermal paste, and I am not using super high quality media. I use Imation and Memorex CD-'s, and Ritek DVD-R's. I have burned my backups between 2x-20x and havn't had a problem with any of them.
Now I am sure I am not the only one having success with the Magic 3/Magic 3.1, so please post your success here as well.