Hi, all. I've taken a look at existing discussions but I'm asking for a friend and he has a couple of specific requirements that seemed to make it worth starting a new thread. To wit:
[font="arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"]1. That it's as slim as possible, height-wise, due to space constraints, and ...[/font]
[font="arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"]2. That I can view discs via HDMI and simultaneously listen to audio via coaxial digital.[/font]
I don't even know -- is it ever an issue to output audio via coax while doing video via HDMI? I assume not, but I know inexpensive hardware sometimes comes with some weird constraints.
I saw some discussion of the Orei BDP-M2, but it looked like there may be a tendency for that player to seize up at random. (User schan1269 had to send one back to the retailer, and I think he said his replacement has seized up once since he got it.) Low prices are great, but I'm sure my friend would rather pay extra to ensure a no-hassle experience.
So, does anyone have a recommendation for a very slim region-free Blu-ray player? Or should I just send him to 220-electronics and tell him to knock himself out? Thanks for the consideration ...