I have been looking into the pros and cons of each of the choices of playing backed up games and have wondered what will the affect be on the value of modchips and modded and un-modded Wii systems. The first thing I look into was the disc speed of playing a backed up gamed using a game backed up onto a Disc. The game would only play a a 3x speed and would most likely slow down during cut scenes and in some large amounts of the game. The same can be said for a ISO player because I am almost for sure playing a large game from a USB port would not be any faster. The space a HD or Memory stick would take up would be a torn to ones eye for the ISO loader. While with a backup player you would have nothing but a burnt disc to put into the Wii to play. In my point of view the Backup player would be the best bet at playing a backed up game with out a modchip. As for the price of modchips once this homebrew comes out (I have no doubt it will come out) the value of a modchip might only drop 10-15 dollars depending how well the homebrew takes off. Giving some of use a reason to just go on and get a modchip and a 2nd Wii to mess around with. The Homebrerw would be a choice for those of us that have naught the time or skill with a soldering gun to mod there Wii.(I can say I am getting there and I have the burns to prove it! ) As for all of you freaking out that this might kill Nintendo I doubt it will. I mean The reason to get a Wii would increase bring in more money for Nintendo plus the money it cost for the people who messed up there Wii to get another one. People who hear about being able to play back up games would go out and buy one before they know what they are getting into. Kids who do not have Modded Wiis will still get the games, so Nintendo does not loose out because of Kids, Fanpeople, and hardcore Nintendo Gamers. Nintendo did not die from flashcarts , slot1 devices , AR (Yes I hate the AR!), and last but not least Emulators. As for the value of modded Wiis I only see them going down 10-50 like I said depending on how the homebrerw takes off. This is juts my point of view on the popular subject and I would like to hear yours and how I might be wrong or right. For me I am waiting to get another Wii to get a mod chip so I don't risk my 1000 pokemon in Pokemon Ranch. If you are unsure of you Softmod skills then stay away from hacking till you get some skills using a Xbox or PSP. If you are unsure of you soldering skills then work on them till you can soldering somthing on a circuit without messing up and stick to soft mod. If you can do none of the above then by a pro-modde system. and if that does not help then buddy you are better off with a 360 and Master Chief Helmet on top of your TV then a IR Bar.