Bought a Sherwood Region Free BDP-5004 from Buy.com. It only cost $109.99 with free shipping and I got it in a few days(today it came).
I got it because of it's region free DVD capabilities, as well as it's ability to play VCDs and SVCDs. Very happy to report that all these discs, and I tried many, played with no problem.
Amazingly, I cannot get one BLU RAY disc to play on this player. I received a "no disc" message after an attempt to play Toy Story 3. I then had all other Blu Ray discs ejected that I tried to play afterwards(i.e. Halloween, Terminator Salvation).I live in the US and these were all Region A discs. I even tried a UK Blu Ray of The Fog and the same issue. This disc has played on all my other Blu Ray players region free and not.
Not sure what my problem is but there must be something I'm missing. I find it hard to believe that a Blu Ray player could be so faulty that not one Blu Ray can play on it but every other disc can.
Has anyone had a similar issue? What, if any, suggestions might someone have about this problem? As always, input is greatly appreciated.