Sell the PAL and buy a US NTSC machine. The 3DO has no region lock. I assume you can play 99,9% of all PAL games on a NTSC console. Get a Panasonic FZ-1. The Goldstar versions look very cheap imho. I've also heard that these models are very picky with burned CD images.
Only Japanese games have problems on western machines due the missing Kanji fonts.