Summary: Picture, sound the real HI-FI, plays all possible dvd's from all over the world ( I'm a big film and music fun). I've had one of these but not a region-free and had to get rid of it, but now I'm really happy and completed my audio-video set as wanted! However, I'm giving 4 stars because what I found it doesn't have a "slow motion" option. Absolutely everything except this one!
Summary: I purchased this unit in September 2012, before there were any reviews of it here on Amazon. Unfortunately, I didn't unpack/install it until a month past the 30-day return period. My mistake. Like other Yamaha BD players of this generation with model name ending in "3", this player locks up frequently -- as in freezing during Netflix streaming, refusing to move from the DVD/BD menu screen, and ignoring the remote and front-panel button pushes.