I give in, I wish I'd never bought a new TV.
You're right, it's as cheap to buy a new DVD player as buy a converter.
Not sure who in Canada will want a UK DVD player though...even for $20!
I don't have a PC, but my laptop is already PAL so doesn't need a software update, it's just that the quality isn't great when it plays DVDs. It's a shame I can't find a mod for the Blu-Ray player to play region 2 DVDs (I can find one that allows region 2 players to play region 1 DVDs but no one has the other way round).
Anyway thanks for all the input.