I might do that. I have a decent sized monitor, but after the first of the year, I'm getting a bigger TV for my bedroom. May as well get a flat panel that I can use as a monitor as well.
I've found a few multi-region DVD players online, but ive heard that they don't always work very well..and would be hard to return.
The multiregion players work fine. I had mine for around 7 years. Never any trouble playing anything. I wore it out.
I just have a hard time buying a new one when I have 2 others. Not to mention a portable one.
The dvd player I had was a cheap one. Then I did some things to it via the remote, and it unlocked the multiregion ability of it. I got the instructions from the videohelp site.
The DVD players you can hack have the multiregion ability built in to it already. It is just locked for I am sure legal reasons. So you have to unlock it with a special code. As I remember, for mine, it was like press the number 3 twelve times, hit the enter button, hit 3445 as soon as the screen comes up and hit enter on the remote. I never had to do it but one time. (well it took me 3-4 times to get the seq exactly right, but after that, no problem)