I've had a BD-C5500 since about october 2010. came free with my purchase of a Samsung LCD, by redemption. it seems pretty competent.
thought I'd share with ya'll (and in response to an earlier post on this page about multi-region hacks), that I've successfully 'hacked' my region 4 player. according to the page I sourced the info from, you should be able to execute the same approach, noting the different code, for a region 1 player.
just take a look through the thread here: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/sa...bd-c5500/10794
.... and reading through the lists, for a region 1 player the code appears to be 2 9 3 3 4 ...and then enter a '9', of course.
I found it very easy, and executed the short version of the instructions for my Region 4 player.
using the remote:
1. power up
2. confirm no disk present
3. highlight 'video'
4. hit 'repeat'
5. enter '7 6 8 8 4' - then a black box with a 4 inside appeared very short time in the upper left screen and dissapeared. ** - different codes here depending on your originating region
6. After the box disappeared - perhaps 3 seconds later - press '9' - the black box should appear again with the 9 inside it.
7. press REPEAT
8. power off with the RC.
9. Power on again, and check with an out-of-region disc. I used a region 1, a region 2, and then a region 4 - all okay. Also tested with a Zone B blu-ray.
I am a happy camper!
hope that helps!
best regards from downunder...