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NOPE (updated 11/6/14)
on December 23, 2013
I've had it for a month and all's well so far. Plays any region DVD out of the box, and instructions to set it up for any region Blu-Ray are literally right there on a piece of paper when you open up the box. Easy peasy. I like the USB port - I can hook up my external hard drive and play audio/video files from it. It's true that the machine sounds a little clunky and can be slow to respond whether by remote or buttons on the unit itself, but I've had off-brand machines like this before and they hold up just fine. I'll update my review if something happens with this one, but for now I'm a happy camper.
UPDATE 8/19/14 - The player has started freezing up on shutdown. I have to unplug it/replug it for it to function again. It doesn't happen every time, but I feel like I shouldn't already be having this problem with a player that's less than a year old and used twice/three times a week at most. Also noticing some audio sync issues with BD that I didn't have at first. Stopping/restarting the disc fixes the problem, but still. Downgraded rating from 4 stars to 3. We'll see...
UPDATE 11/6/14 - The player now freezes on shutdown with every Region 1 Blu-Ray I own, every time. This may have actually been an issue from day one, but I only recently started using the machine to play R1 BDs, so I can't say for sure. Either way, it's incredibly inconvenient to have to unplug the machine every time I want to use it. I tried contacting Orei for some more recent firmware, but got no response (and all of their DVD players are suspiciously missing from their website). I won't be wasting my time with this brand again.