Are the DVDs and blurays working for anyone in the uk?
all a bit worrying after spending over 60 dollars...
Can't vouch for whether the discs will work in UK (I'm in Oz) however I do understand where you are coming from with the cost of purchase and shipping. (Just this day I discovered the entire remastered three-seasons of a fave TV show on iTunes is on offer for $30 AUD per season... I paid $330 AUD a little over 2yrs ago to ship the exact same show on DVD from the States!)
IF it is found to be a manufacturing fault, then everyone who purchased a copy SHOULD be covered under any "return/refund" clause of sale.
If not, then I'm afraid that non-Australasian residents will be forced to invest in multi regional players. Even that might turn out to be an expensive experiment.
EDITED TO ADD: Why regional codes can't be set to 0/ABC for everybody is something I'll never understand. It doesn't stop DVD piracy - all it does is makes it harder for people who want to legally purchase a product that is not genuinely available in their territory. After dipping into money that I cannot spare to spend, I would expect the purchased product to work in my player(s) too.