My friend's roomate moved to Dublin (which I believe is located in Ireland?). He lived in the USA up until a month ago. He decided to take his Region 1 DVDs with him. (Bad idea?) He bought a DVD player when he got to Dublin and tried to watch his DVDs on his new TV and DVD player. He says that everything is in black and white. Now for the questions: 1. Is these a region code problem or a video format problem? 2. Is Dublin using PAL? 3. What can he do to make his DVDs work over there so he doesn't have to start a new collection? (He is coming back in 3 years.) 4. Will my friend be lucky enough that his roomate will send back all the DVDs so that he can use them for the next 3 years? 5. Feel free to add any comments on issues I forgot to mention as I am not intimately familiar with the problem or video formats or region codes. 6. Is this the right section? 7. I almost forgot to ask: What region code is used for DVDs bought in Dublin?