I recently bought this player from Richersounds and was very pleased with the brilliant picture quality and features. However it wouldn't play Region 1 discs even though it was sold as Multi-Region! It kept displaying Disc Error on the display and message on TV stated Disc use Unauthorized. I thought this could be due to an RCE disc but others failed to play. Richersounds refunded money as they did not have any others in stock. After reading other messages on this forum I see others have had problems with toshiba's. Could the above problem be caused by the 1.3 Firmware issue, a failed modification or RCE? My other problem is I have an old TV which is PAL only (bad I know) and everything I have seen about this player suggests it cannot convert NTSC to PAL so Region 1 discs would play in Black and White. Is this correct?? Considering these problems I am now also looking into the Pioneer 454/S and wonder if anyone can give me any feedback on this player, picture quality and features. I would be grateful for any help/feedback. PS - Great forum!