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: I have played a lot of region 1 and 2 DVDs and region A/1 (U.S.) Blu-rays now and all played perfectly. I haven't played the other regions yet, however. You don't have to do anything more than put the disc in and the machine automatically determines the format. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is the small remote that is awkward to use and easy to hit the wrong button, many of which take you back to the beginning with no way to undo.
Summary: As a Blu-ray player this is a great product, it also plays dvd's from the US fine. It will not play region 2 dvd's at all, and I was told by Toshiba that there is no update to make it work. If you need a good player at a great price, this is for you, but if you want region free player this one is not it. I had no problem with my return and was even given free return shipment, so if you want to give it a try and perhaps you can make it play your non US dvd's...go for it.
Summary: First of all, fast shipping does not count for stars. We are not rating fast shipping here. We are rating the product. Secondly..... I wanted this all region DVD player to work. In the same order from Amazon I purchased this Toshiba Bdx1300rf player and a new Pioneer DV 420K - All Region Free Multi System / Multi Region 1080p DVD Player (with HDMI Upconverting & USB). Both DVD players were received the same day.
Summary: Not the easiest to understand for a technophobe, but does what it was bought for. It does freeze up if you leave it turned on when not in use so needs to be switched of at the plug occasionally, but other than that great value.
Summary: this model does all you require for playing DVD and Blue Ray. Very light weight and easy to set up, you will have quite a surprise when you remove it from its box. The only fault I have with this purchase, is with the remote control buttons. They are too small, and don't respond every time you press.I am sure there was no need to shrink the remote control to mini size.