Hey I'm planning to get a 160Gb iPod Classic to house my entire 110Gb (and rising!) music collection. The EU volume restriction is not cool. I have a Nano 6G and it's definitely too quiet for me. I'm not splashing out on a Classic, just to have my iPhone 4 (apparently not restricted) perform better with my headphone collection. So I'm planning to order an engraved 160Gb Classic through a chap I know in America, who will then Fedex it to me. I'm aware I will get the worldwide Apple warranty; but also that if it ever breaks and I take it to a UK store I can expect to get an EU-Limited model back (in which case I'd be inclined to Fedex it to the US for him to take in to an Apple store to circumvent this!) However, is there any danger that updating a US iPod with firmware via my UK iMac's UK iTunes account on a UK internet connection could install an EU limiter; or is this limiter hardware-based? Any thoughts from anyone who has pursued this route (I can't be alone!) would be appreciated, Thanks!