They're all the same ps2, dude. You can use Gameshark/Action Replay 2, version 2+ or DVD region x to unlock the region, and they play, BUT: this is a problem with the t.v., not the ps2. There are solutions: dual format television that works with both ntsc and pal input (very pricey), next, a stupid stand alone video signal converter, (sorta pricey) or go with my choice: etiher a Redeant "vga box" or the Sagestar vga adaptors, these both resolve ntsc or pal, and you get the bonus of the vga moitor's high resolution, (absolutely, positively nothing better, the picture is so much better than any t.v. set could ever manage) for under $70, and old computer monitors are a dime a dozen, they're a whole lot less than any new t.v., and 10 times better for use with ps2, games or DVD's.
A toxic agent on a dangerous mission so secret, even I don't know what it is, because if I did, I would have to kill myself. I don't even know who's side I am on.