“Here’s the list of countries that support movie rentals: United States, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Ireland.
Here’s the list of countries where Netflix streaming works: US and Canada.
Here’s the list of countries where you can rent TV shows: United States.”
Seems to me the only reason to buy this outside the US is for AirPlay, where you can stream content from any Mac, iPad or iPhone to your TV. And I hear it will work with 3rd-party player apps, so codec support should be good (you can get VLC on the iPad, and that will play pretty much anything). I’ll be buying one to play with this when I’m next in the US.