I am trying to 'fact check' this paragraph from my manuscript -- based on details from friend's experience years ago but not sure if my memory serves me. Anyone recall a similar experience?

The first generation of digital video players (DVDs) available in North America did not play many types of files such as .mov and .mpeg. Consumers wanted to use their television sets to see and hear media that they had downloaded from the Internet and burned onto DVDs. To correct this problem all one needed to do was buy a DVD player manufactured in China which did not conform to North American regulations. Within a few years all DVD players on sale in North America were advertising these capabilities as value added features. The market responded to what consumers wanted the freedom to see all of their entertainment content from all manner of sources on television via DVD players.