Summary: We received our player in good order and installed it. After loading a DVD, it appeared to us that the player wasn't able to play the DVD. Nothing happened, so we took the DVD out and loaded a Blu-Ray, yet to no avail. Nothing happened. Our only option was to assume that the player was defect, or just wasn't able to play our discs! Btw., the discs we used were NTSC discs, so nothing strange there! We returned the player and our money was refunded.
Summary: This is an all-region player only for Blu-Ray discs, not for regular DVDs, which is no big thrill since most Blu-Ray discs are all-region to start with. If you need a real all-region player, alas, you'll have to spend more money. Besides that one caveat, the player is all you could desire: picture and sound excellent.
PIONEER BLU-RAY BDP-33FD "Region Free" NOT AS DESCRIBED
David W. Dellinger "PuuikiBeach", Amazon
3 April 2011
Summary: BUYER BEWARE: this is NOT a multi-region player! The listing for this particular Pioneer Blu-Ray player, BDP-33FD, clearly indicates the player is "Region Free." Description details include, "Hardware Modified, We guarantee 100% that our modifications will work for as long as you have your machine." Between the time I ordered this machine from Amazon affiliated seller Big Value Inc.
Summary: Contrary to the description this BD player is not 110- 240V 50- 60Hz operation, but is 120V only. The seller indicates that the description is outside their control but is done by Amazon. There are several units promoted on Amazon as having 110- 240V compatibilty which do not in fact have this.
Summary: Were I simply interested in Blu-ray disc playback I would have given this machine a 5-star rating. As I own several Blu-ray discs from outside Region One I had previously experienced hit-or-miss playback problems with my PSP3. Some would play, others would not. This machine plays them all, and beautifully. Now, although the BDP-33FD is great for all my Blu-ray discs it is Region One specific for regular DVDs.