Summary: I've had good luck with Philips all-region DVD players in the past, so I thought I'd give this one a try for both DVDs and blu-rays. So far, it has played everything I've put in it from regions 2 and 4 as well as region B blu-rays. Picture quality seems excellent on my Sharp Aquos both for DVD up-conversion and blu-ray discs (PQ is at least as good as my $500 Pioneer ABC blu-ray).
Summary: I have multiple multi-region DVD's and so far everyone that I tried has worked. Also, my US Blue-rays worked perfectly. In addition, I was able to connect the player via wired connection to Netflix and it worked great. I was impressed with the support from the seller. I emailed the seller with questions around the connection to the internet and possible affects on the firmware, the seller replied within 2 hours providing clarification.
Summary: I was going to hold out as long as possible before purchasing a Blu-ray player, but I received the PHILIPS BDP2900 BLU-RAY PLAYER as a Christmas gift. I've used Blu-ray before and have watched movies on them at the homes of friends. Therefore, I wasn't completely naive about the quality or how they work. The machine has worked great and I haven't had any issues with it (it has never frozen up, never skipped a scene, etc.). The picture and audio quality are both great.
Summary: I saw this one at Walmart for about $60.00. Even though I purchased it because it was a BluRay player, I also purchased it because of the wireless connection to the internet/netflix. The Bluray portion of it is fantastic! I was really disappointed in the fact that Walmart didn't carry the usb dongle for it, but I believe that's not Walmart's fault...rather it's Philip's fauly for not providing Walmart the opportunity to carry the usb dongle as a merchandize.
Summary: For all you MORONS out there who bought this without researching the specs. That is your stupidity. Not the fault of the player. You giving a 1 star because your too stupid to research something before you buy it. If something says wifi ready that means it's not wifi. I have had this player a week and have ran about 50 movies through it. Fast forwarding stopping and starting and rewinding. It even played a movie my 300.00 dollar player wouldn't.
Summary: This is good player ... it plays exceptionally well with no issue as such. This is a basic Blue Ray player (with no LED display), and No Component out or AV Out .So people without option of HDMI stay away from this player . Though Philips confirms that the player is equipped to play MP4 video file but it doesn't. HDMI cable is not supplied with this product. So please buy separately. Other review as blow Pros: Upscaling of Non blu ray disk good .
Summary: Beware.....replaced my old LG with this one! Works great and plays all formats, but won't run a portable external hard drive from it's USB port. I tried 2 separate external hard drives and both would not run. However if I used a pig-tailed USB cord that could give extra power from another USB plugin, it worked! USB Flash drive worked fine however. Never had this issue with the LG Blu-ray player!! Other than that......no issues so far!
Summary: It freezes regularly and I have to unplug and replug it, and then it takes a while to power up again. Netflix is very slow to load and navigate. Not worth the savings in my opinion, as extra $ bought me another brand for which I have no complaints.