After holding out for a few years I've decided to finally invest in a blu-ray player. I wanted to stick with Sony hardware (my Sony DVP-NS300 DVD player is still going strong after 11 years with no problems whatsoever) and after a bit of research I've decided to get a BDP-S790 but as a complete newcomer to the technology I wanted to ask the forum's advice on a few points which would help me a great deal:-
1. One of the essential requirements I have is multiregion playback of DVDs. If I purchase a player which is already hacked (through amazon for instance) would this affect the warranty?
2. There will be occasions when I'll want to use the player with an "old-style" cathode ray TV with the usual scart & Video/Audio-In connections, but is this possible?
3. In order to play SACDs through the S790 how should it be connected to my Rotel 1520 amp?
Any help would be much appreciated.