Re:region 1 dvds
You should be able to play them with your laptop, mate. Most laptops now are fitted with multi-region dvd readers. You should even be able to play them with your home dvd player. You'll just need to find the hack/unlock code designated to your particular player to make it region 0, ie non-region specific. I'm not sure if we can past links to outside website that offer lists of codes, however, if you do a simple google search on "dvd player codes" a load of results will come up. Find the code for your machine (make and model) and put it in using the machine's remote control. Your DVD player should then be able to read DVDs from any region. I'm I'm not familiar with Xbox.