What the hell is wrong with this thing . I bought this thing because it plays everything . This is the third apex dvd i bought . The first one was the 705 which i hacked successfully to play all region dvds and disable macrovision . The second one was the 2500 which i think is better than the 2600 because it has more features such as karoake which i do use sometimes for parties . But heck it plays my alias dvds . What the heck is up with the 2600 . It suppose to play everything . Wrong ! By the way my alias dvds are legit too not no bootleg from the internet . I 'm sending this pup back to amazon and looking for the 2500 on ebay . You should too . Forget about the sleek looks if it can 't play some of your real dvds.