All VHS tapes are comatible nowadays I believe. But I can remember when I visited in 1993 and in 2002 (before DVD's) I was asked where I wanted to use the videao tapes that I was buying. (must have been my accent that gave away the fact that I wasnìt a 'local'
). I was then sold tapes that had stickers on saying "English use".
With DVD's I believe (and please correct me
if anyone knows differently) that the question of compatibility lies with the DVD recorder/played and NOT with the disc itself. Therecording and playing equipment has to be tuned in to the TV systems over here.
A good example of the difference was my two almost new TV sets that came with me when I moved over from the UK for the last time in 2004. I could get a picture but NO audio at all unless I went with Skye satellite reception.
SO - BEFORE YOU BUY - ASK! I'M SURE A GOOD RETAILER WILL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU.....
This is a link for PLAYERS:
Here - scroll down to post No.2 it is very informative.....
>DVD disc compatibility<