Hi. I purchased the Sherwood BDP5004 as a present for my folks thru an Amazon seller.
I got a great price ,$105 shipped. I mainly was interested in playing all region standard dvds (NTSC and PAL) as they had no blu-rays in their library.
I found the upconversion depends on the source,some dvds played better on my older Daytek standard player.
Some, in particular,North by Northwest played beautifully on the Sherwood.
I purchased a few blu-rays and they played great. I was impressed enough to purchase a second Sherwood for my own use.
I have tested and played Region 1 NTSC, region 2 Pal, Region 4 pal, Region 0,asian imports,some dvdr copies and even some Russian dvds.
I ran into two problems with dvds on the Sherwood.
1. The collectors edition of Psycho would not play on the Sherwood. It displayed message "This disc is not formatted to play in this region"
(The disc is marked as region 1 ntsc.)
2. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, from the Marilyn Monroe Collection came up pixilated at the main menu and would not play.
I tried on both Sherwoods and got the same errors. Both however would play on my Daytek player. I also made a copy of each dvd
and the copies played fine on the Sherwood.