Summary: I was fortunate to have found this unit of Amazon at a ridiculously low price, considering the average cost of this Sony model plus the modification that converts it into an all-region player. The machine does everything it's supposed to, playing foreign and domestic discs flawlessly...though when the player arrived it fell far short of that.
Summary: First off, DO NOT do any firmware updates unless specifically told to do so by the company that made this player multi-region. The player worked for me as advertised. Plays both Region B and Region 2 discs, Make sure you find the little cheat sheet that is packed in the box for changing regions. I did a firmware update, which caused the player to completely loose SD multi-region function. Blu-Ray Region B still played.