Well PS2NEWZ has recieved samples of the M2 1.31. We are having a hard time coming up with a v9 PS2 to test at the moment. This is the reason why we were sent samples to begin with to test on a v9. Even though I will be installing the chip in a NTSC V1 and a JAPv8 to see whats up. I have to say I am impressed with the compatibilty of the 1.31. Version 1-9 thats awesome! Stay tuned we should have some results this weekend.