Sources of Zone 1 DVDs in UK?

  stlucia2 12:18 24 Jun 2018

I want to send a US friend one of Michael Portillo's 'Great British Railway Journeys' DVDs, but I can't find any in Zone 1 format, and I don't think my friend is computer-savvy enough to rip, or whatever you do, to convert Zone 2 DVDs into Zone 1 or Universal format.

Any suggestions please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:43 25 Jun 2018

Not the sort of thing I would expect to be produced as a Zone 1 DVD :0)

You mat be better ripping it yourself upload to Dropbox (or similar) and passing on a link to your friend to download.

  stlucia2 19:57 25 Jun 2018

Yes, I guess I have to get with the times :-) A new unwrapped DVD just looks better when giving as a gift.

  wee eddie 20:01 25 Jun 2018

What you do is to make a card and send it to him with a note as to hoe to download his present. For example: a picture of a steam train passing under a bridge surrounded by steam.

  wee eddie 20:03 25 Jun 2018

p.s. You could, of course, contact the BBC and et them to run one up for you

  stlucia2 08:18 26 Jun 2018

Thanks wee eddie :-)

  stlucia2 20:04 27 Jun 2018

It's not so much a problem as PAL to NTSC, but the fact that DVDs are coded into 4 (I think) regions and will only play on machines that are designed for their region. Some players are universal, so can play any region DVD, but I believe that they're not common in the US.

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