Would this player "properly" configured to open region upscale PAL
Well, I can offer this much: I did "rip" two of my PAL movies (and removed all sorts of protection from the discs including region coding) to see if it played PAL movies on my NTSC TV and it did.. It looked really great too and I was able to also upconvert it to 1080i.
The bad part is I only have an NTSC TV so I can't test any direct PAL to PAL output/upconversion... *BUT* if you wanted to convert your PAL to NTSC and then upconvert it to 1080i/720p, that would work
The zoom feature works well too.. it effectively zooms non-anamorphic disks to fit my widescreen TV whether it is PAL or NTSC.. and the aspect ratios look correct zoomed and you can upconvert it to 1080i/720p
This player has everything I'm looking for except it's region locked
Guess I should have gone with the Momitsu but it's too late now... Pleeeeease someone come out with a region hacked firmware