Google suggests that you can only make the XW380 region-free if you buy a particular piece of hardware and software (and, presumably, the moon is in the ascendancy, and you hold your tongue in the right position ....). Whatever.
I have two questions, dear Geekzoners, 1) is there an easy way to make the XW380 region free? and, if not, 2) what do you recommend as an equivalent region-free DVD recorder?
(p.s. If you see a XW380 for sale on TradeMe in the next couple days, don't ask the seller if it is region-free!)