Several readers offered an additional solution for watching DVDs from Europe that won't play on standard U.S. DVD players: buy a region-free DVD player. It will play European as well as American DVDs.
The region-free DVD players cost around $80. Just search for them online. It should be noted that you can play foreign DVDs on your computer but there's a limit to how many times you can do that with your disc drive. In addition, many Blu-ray players don't have a problem with region. 2b1af7f3a8