Down with RCE!
However, I am hoping that if Columbia and Warner want RCE to work, they should make sure that R3 releases of their titles have the same quality in terms of features as the R1 releases.
I've seen the R3 releases of The Patriot & Charlie's Angels
(Although I haven't bought them yet), and if the list of features can be believed, it's no different than the R1 release.
I just hope that this is the case for other RCE titles.
About your Sony Player, I suggest you contact the place from which you bought it. Your player is newer than mine, so you better hope that they can modify yours. Make sure that they know what RCE is, when I talked to my dealer, they thought that I just wanted my player modified so it can play discs from any regions.
You said in your other thread that you own a Pioneer DVD player. I suggest you sell your Sony player and keep the Pioneer.