*grins happily to self*
I can report that the cheap DVD player I bought on a whim a couple of Christmases ago, one of a stack piled up by the checkout in the local Co-op supermarket and on special offer for about £30 UK pounds, is completely indifferent as to what region a DVD comes from. Hurrah! No fiddling required.
Today I watched The Vulcan Affair, the first of the season one episodes, the ones in black and white that have never been repeated in the UK since their first airing in the mid-60s. I really don't know whether I'm going to remember them from that long ago, but it will be interesting to see if any memories stir.
I plan to watch an episode a day. Bliss!!!!!