Top positive review
Great region-free DVD player!
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2017
After reading mixed reviews, I wasn't sure if this would work for me as I have multiple DVDs from around the world. But I was delighted to find out it plays every type of DVD I have with absolutely no issues whatsoever. No special programming needed either...it worked right out of the box! Hook up was a snap as well as I had purchased an HDMI cable for it (which I would recommend). The picture was noticeably sharper than the DVD player this replaced (which I replaced because it was having issues playing some of my home-made DVD-Rs, but this Panasonic played them all with absolutely no problems!!). My only criticism of this player is it has no display, so you have to rely on your monitor to find out where you are on the disc, and if you have the unit in an entertainment center (like I do), it's difficult finding the eject and power buttons because they are on top of the unit, and everything is black (you have to therefore "feel around" for the buttons). After a while, you just get used to where they are located. But given the price and performance of this player, it's hard to not give it 5 stars despite this design flaw.