A gal at the bar I tend asked me a simple question tonight that I was unable to answer, so I promised her I'd turn to those more enlightened than I. She and I agreed that VHS tapes from North America will not play in Australia (not without the use of some conversion technology), and that our DVDs will not play there (I didn't get into region-coding with her; no time), but we were both stumped as to whether she can mail a CD to a relative there and expect it to play properly. So, what of it, fellas? Are CDs "universal" in their playablility? Thanks a lot, and cheers! DS.