Many DVD players can be unlocked or "hacked " to play discs from any region.
Some also let you turn off Macrovision so you can copy to VHS if you want
To see if your player is one go to:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks and see if it is listed.
Or do a search on Google, often the manufacturer's website has instructions.
My players will now operate with DVDs from any region.
—– Original Message —–
From: "Helga Quadflieg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: [shiponedingroup] Re: Clarification needed please – DVDs!!
> Hi Fiona,
> just to avoid misunderstandings: The information I gave last time was
> about SERIES THREE which is newly available on the Dutch bol.com
> The versions of series ONE and TWO are the BBC versions (episodes cut;
> two episodes missing; no separation between individual episodes).
> If you want the complete e p i s o d e s ONE to EIGHT from Series ONE:
> There is a version of these episodes for the Canadian/American market
> (available e.g. via Amazon.com); they consist of two parts with two
> discs each (the cover gives a wrong impression because its photo is
> obviously taken from one of the later series). They are region one, so
> you will need a multi-region dvd player.
> Hoping that I haven't caused any confusion, best wishes – Helga