DVD region codes – a nuisance, not a showstopper

Intercontinental expats will probably be aware that DVD players sold in any given location around the world may not be able to play DVDs produced for a different region of the world. For instance, a DVD player sold in North America (Region 1) may not be able to play DVDs produced for the European market (Region 2).

If this has deterred you from buying DVDs of your favourite classic UK series in the past (many of which are available only on Region 2 DVDs) you may be missing out needlessly – even if your DVD player’s instruction manual tells you that your machine is only capable of playing DVDs from a region other than Region 2.

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British Expat Forum: DVD player region codes – a nuisance but not a show-stopper