Originally Posted by Sango
The will improve over SDI as well.
I have a JVB of theirs for region/macrovision free which I put on myself. It's a bit difficult to do because the solder points are small and needs precision.
I assume your SDI/region free is a JVB mod - if so then I assume the region mod chip is there too. In that case, then the original firmware update will not work(you'll lose regions) and will need to put the modified one on there in place.
Thanks to both for your answers.
I got this player 2nd hand and it is certainly region free as it was originally R3 and I can play R2 discs without a problem, but I have no idea how it was made region free, unless you have a picture of the chip installed in this player I wouldn't know where and what to look for. I will consider having it chipped if the improvements were really worth the expense of sending it to JVB because the cost is quite high at nearly 280 (330$), even doing it myself will cost 106 (125$).
My RP82 was SDI (PMS Kit) modded in the UK by crtprojectors.co.uk, this one is the only I know for sure.