Can I buy a dvd recorder in the US & bring it to the UK ?




Will it work in the UK ?

What should i look out for ?


mad Hatter


Well-known Member
DVD's sold in USA are region 1 coded. You need a multiregion dvd player or recorder to play them here in the U.K. They will also play in your PC dvd-rom or writer provided the region coding is set to region 1.

Region 1 dvd's can also be purchased online from outlets such as - just switch to the international site from their homepage.


Standard Member
I don't think it would be worth at,
1. no warranty
2. might be only a region 1 player even if they say it's multi-region.
3. electric supply and plug will need to be change.
4. It would have to go in with your suitcases, you know how they get abused!".
Hope that answer's you question?.


Well-known Member
Owey, he's talking about a DVD - not a player.

So, yes, if you have a multi-region player (or a PC) then you'll be OK.


Distinguished Member
It might be worth checking with the original poster, do you mean a DVD Recorder or a recorded DVD disc from the USA ?


Active Member
PCs usually limit the number of region changes you can make to a DVD drive.
If you have two DVD drives problem solved.


sorry folks i did mean recorder and bring not brink :oops:

If its not worth the hassle tehn I'll not bother, just thought it might save me a few quid...


Mad Hatter

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