I haven't gone too deep into the weeds on the player's capabilities but so far, it appears to be doing all conversions natively. The first disc I threw at it was the BBC DVD of Private Schulz which, considering it was shot in the early 80s on SD and was playing back on an SD DVD, looked pretty good with very little aliasing. The player automatically switches regions and formats without any input needed (no more of the sometimes tedious process of entering a hack code to get a particular disc to play). All of the player's native Options apply fine regardless of the origin of disc being handled and thus far, I haven't stumbled on any limitations with one disc over another, whether I'm watching a Second Sight blu ray from the UK or a domestic release form here in the US. Whatever I drop into it just plays immediately.