My older neighbors are 1st gen Germans & occasionaly they bring a PAL disc over for me to copy. When I have tried those in the Oppo it plays fine. Mainly I did the super disc update so I could play Japanese DVD's. Works for that too.Thanks, Wiz, I appreciate the feedback.
Truth is, perhaps entirely through luck I've only run into one disc the Oppo's wou ld not play. ....although I misspoke and said Gary Moore, It's actually BB King In Concert, 2003, PAL & region 2. It's one of those that BMG / IMAGE used to put out.