I was quite excited to get this dvd player, thanks to it's region-free formatting and the usb port was an added bonus. I ordered one and when it arrived I eagerly took it out of the box and set it up. It was working great that afternoon, until I left the room for a moment and when I came back the player had ceased to function. I returned it to Amazon for a new one, but unfortunately, the new one fizzled out on the first day as well (a dvd was playing until the screen went all gray and static-y before ceasing to function as well). Another return to Amazon is in order, but I won't be asking for a new one. Twice was enough.