Cheers for the reply uber, glad that it won't brick after updating with different regions' firmware. Needed to make sure since most of my gizmos need updating with specific regional firmwares.
As for DMB, the UK definitely doesn't have it, there were a few trials here and there for a month or so but it hasn't stuck. To be fair I'm mainly excited about the customisable eq, bbe etc. I'm a bit of an audiophile, my current player is a Creative Zen Vision:M only because of it's equaliser!
Thanks for the help