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Thanks, again, to everybody for their advice about region free BD players. It looks like World Import is the way to go.
Back on topic for a moment. I bought the Season 1 Downton Abbey BDs from Amazon UK and the Season 2 discs from Amazon.com. Both sets play perfectly on my PS3. That's because the Downton Abbey discs are both region free and encoded at the US standard 60i. Unfortunately, my PS3 is one of the BD players that can't deal with the UK standard 50i. This means that PS3s won't play "Region Free" BDs if they were encoded at 50i. Buyer beware! As noted, though, both seasons of the Downton Abbey BDs sold by Amazon UK are just fine.
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