So this morning, I get up, I finally get around to installing 2.41, and I sign into my US PSN account to see if I can access the new video store. Predictably, being in Australia and all, I can't. Unlike "regular" PSN stuff, Sony's region-lock controls are in full effect. It's hardly surprising (as the 360 video service is also a global mess), and isn't even the first time this has happened on the PSN (the Uncharted demo was also region-locked), but I'm sure some people out there (ie Europeans) will be wondering about this, so there you go.
This sucks, I have a US PS3 but live in Mexico and yes, definetly noticed this region lock. Argh I hate this... Sony must hate money.
Or at least mexican Pesos.... they must think my money is edible and not worth enough to cash in a bank for US dollars or something.