I have a new 24" Intel DuoCore iMac. (Love it!) I have a growing collection of UK Region 2 DVDs. Used up 2 of my 5 switches testing them out, then tried VLC player, which worked for a while, but quit after I played a Region 1 DVD. Can't get it to work, and eh, whatever. I am leaning toward getting an external DVD drive that would be dedicated to the Region 2 DVDs only as I still want to be able to play my larger collection of Region 1 DVDs as I work and I'll use the built in DVD player for that. I'm a little confused as to exactly what kind of external drive I should be looking for. Firewire or USB? Is it a burner as well? Do I need that? I don't want to spend very much but I don't want to damage the DVDs and I want them to look good on my screen. I've been looking at Region-Free DVD players for the TV but they look a lot more expensive and besides, I already have a decent DVD player. When that dies, I'll get a region-free player, but it's newish, so.... If anyone can point me in the right direction, and suggest a brand that is reputable, I'd be mighty grateful.