Summary: Yes! Finally! An affordable, region free DVD player that works great and provides great quality! I still don't have any Blu Rays, so I can't respond to the criticisms about it not being region free for Blu Rays, but I can tell you that my Region 1 and Region 2 DVDs all play extremely well on it!
Summary: Taking the advice from other reviewers, I checked the player itself inside of the VERY damaged box. The box had the correct model number (BDX1300) but the booklet and the player had BDX1300KU and a region 1 symbol on it. All numbers or ABC should be listed and it's definitely not region free. I hate the process of returns and I should have listened to the bad reviews!
Summary: I've seen some comments relating to the model number for the all-regions variation of this player. Apparently some have found that the player they received was only a Region 1 player if there was a "KU" affixed at the end of the model number on the back of the player. (There are several sellers of this model on Amazon, and mine was from affiliate Warehouse #6, and shipped direct from Amazon). I ordered one and received it on 11-02-2013.
Summary: The region free issue is handled automatically no need to use region settings just insert and it will play. As far as codes go I was hoping to be free of those infernal copyright messages and can't skip messages. Those still run as they do on other players. The player seems to work fine, the remote control is extremely cheap looking, it hasn't broken yet but I imagine it will in the future.
Summary: I purchased this unit, advertised as REGION FREE. Sold by: MoneySaving Deals, fulfilled by Amazon June 2013. What I got was NOT region free. I contacted Amazon and returned it for a refund. Their rep promised to have the incorrect advertising corrected.
Summary: Tested it with Pal and USA regions and everything plays great. Reads the disc in seconds and the fast forward is great at up to 32x speed. The price could be a little lower. Coby use to sell a DVD player for around $30. but it didn't play Blu-Ray. I am very happy with the Toshiba BDX1300 and it's a must for playing videos on PAL ... There are many videos on Pal not available on the USA format which is why I purchased this player. Delivery was faster than promised too.
Summary: Buyer beware: this is NOT a "Region Free Blu-ray player." Read the first line in the product description carefully and you'll see it's listed as only a Region A (North America) Blu-ray player, while it claims to read other region DVDs (but see the recent reviews stating that it does not read all region DVDs!). Amazon: please correct this product listing ASAP.