Have acquired DVD-player. Have plugged DVD-player to TV (with expensive SCART-cable with goldplated contacts). Have plugged DVD-player to wall-outlet. DVD-player did not go BOOM! and burn up. TV did not go BOOM! and burn up. Am believing this to be positive signs. Do not yet have movie to play in DVD-player. Will rectify this fault tomorrow.
In other news, am very worried about fandom friend.