Summary: This is the worst dvd player I have ever used. If you use the HDMI out your aspect ratios are wrong and you can't change them on the unit or the TV. With the composite video out full frame dvds play right but all the other aspect ratios are wrong and again can't be corrected with the unit. I've never had another dvd player this bad, all my other players display aspect ratios properly.
Summary: This DVD player is a basic no frills unit but performs its job well dealing with muliti-region DVD discs that I own from Europe, the Far East and of course the USA. It comes with a European two pin round plug and you either have to get an adapter or change the plug for use in the USA but it works off 110 volts to 230 volts and 50/60 Hz so its compatible for use in the USA.
Summary: It's a pretty decent region-free DVD player, especially now that Philips produces total crap, pardon my French. There is one issue, especially for those who buy a region free player for old Hollywood movies only available on DVD in the UK (I would just move there if I spoke the language :). This player stretches 4:3 video to 16:9. The manual tells you to change your TV format to 4:3. The problem is, over HDMI it cuts the sides of the picture instead of squeezing it.
Summary: I bought this player to view DVD's I had purchased from the UK that would not play on my other DVD players. Set up was easy and the instructions were straight forward. I played a DVD from the US and then one from the UK. Both played fine. For the price this unit is great and I would recommend it for someone wanting a multi region DVD player.
Summary: The announcement of the device was wrong, said the device was Multiregional because I bought to watch DVDs from any region here in Brazil, which is Region 4 and Region 1 received a unit that returned.
Summary: This is my second XDE600. I bought one from B&H 2 years ago & I use it so much that before I wear it out I decided to buy another before they're gone from the marketplace. The picture is as close to HD as you can get without actually being HD. It's connected to a 50" Panasonic & also to a Panasonic DVD recorder. It doesn't have a ton of features but it's fine for my modest needs.
Summary: We watch a lot of PAL version DVDs so this worked out great for us. The various inputs make use of many formats and the up-converting feature works perfectly for a higher quality image. I DO NOT like a black remote especially the one that comes with this model. It cannot be read at all while viewing in semi-darkness and is hard to use in the brightest light. The words are a faded gray which also doesn't help. All remotes should be of lighter colors or backlit.