Thank you all for really helpful advice and info to help me cut thru all the 'noise' and get to solid info.
A friend visiting from Germany has the Battlestar Galactica complete series (the more recent one with olmos, etc, not the ponderosa in space older version) on dvd. Won't play on my dvd player, nor my PC.
Went www to find solution. I get all this jive about regions (USA = #1, Europe = #2... china = #6) ) and data about region rerstrictions for playing dvds. Seems all the editions that play in USA cost twice the cost of other regions. Amazon has a disclamer that circa > 'this won't play on USa DVD players.'
Is there any fix for this?
(Seem like, after all this time, the region jive should be dropped. )