Hello everyone, I own several Japanese Region 2 DVDs that I obtained either online or during my three trips to Japan, and I want to play them on my US PS3. I have a CECHK (originally 80 GB) Fat PS3 running the Rebug 4.84 CEX Cobra 8.01 CFW, and I use mmCM (in MultiMan Mode) along with wMAN MOD 1.47.25. In my library, I own four Japanese Region 2 NTSC DVDs. One contains music videos for the 19th Nogizaka46 single. One contains supplementary content for the 2018 JUJU single "Tokyo". One contains the 2017 Japanese movie "Asahinagu". One contains the 2019 Japanese adaptation of the famous 2011 Taiwanese film "You are the Apple of My Eye". I started by changing the DVD region to wMAN to Region 2 (Europe/Japan) under the "IDPS and MEM Setup" on the Setup page. (I still don't understand why Japan is Region 2 even though they share the same video standard as the US, Canada, Taiwan, and South Korea.) When I click to save my settings and restart my PS3, I reopen the setup page, just to see it change back to Default! I didn't realize this until I played the DVD from XMB and I received an error: "The disc cannot be played. The region code is not correct." I then entered mmCM in COBRA mode, and I changed the region code to R2 (EUR). I switched over to multiMan mode, and I got a message saying "Data BD/DVD/CD disc detected in tray - configuring access, please wait...". I clicked on [DVD] DVD or whatever it was, and I was kicked back to the XMB. Tried launching it again with XMB, same error. Full disclosure, I do have BD-ROM emulator enabled, but I read somewhere that if you changed the mode to HERMES, it'll play R2 DVDs. Since I didn't have that option, I decided to disable the BD-ROM emulator. I proceeded to open mmCM in multiMAN mode one more time, and when I tried to play it, I get kicked back to the XMB again! If anyone knows how to get around this evil region locking isolating different NTSC regions from each other in codes that make no geographical sense whatsoever, please let me know.