Pet Peeve: Region 1 only DVD players.
by Ziks511 - 3/25/09 12:34 PM
In Britain before we left in 2001, they had introduced *as standard* players that played Region 2 (Europe excluding France) and Region 1, because the manufacturers recognized that people were visiting the US and bringing home DVDs from there because they were cheaper in the US.
Naturally, since we lived there, I have a pretty substantial collection of Region 2 DVDs. I have a 8 year old Malata multi format DVD player, and I have no complaints, but it is getting rather long in the tooth, and I'm looking to upgrade to a Blu-Ray player with at least 2 format playback. So far, no luck, at least in the Big Box Stores.
It is conceivable that this is a Canadian problem, because we are such a small market relatively.