Conclusion: With Blu-ray players, it's only natural to want to split hairs on video performance, trying to squeeze every last drop of detail out of Blu-ray Discs. But the fact is that the differences between the performance of different players on 1080p/24 Blu-ray Discs (which encompass the vast majority of available titles) are fairly minimal. Even an average Blu-ray player represents a huge quality upgrade over standard def DVD.
Pros: Netflix Online Streaming and YouTube access without a PC, One of the quickest Blu-ray players to load Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs, Decent Upconversion of Standard Def content
Cons: Unable to properly de-interlace 1080i content on Blu-ray Disc to 1080p, Odd placement of USB port for BD-Live, No on-board decoding of DTS-HD
Excerpt: LG has been one of the most innovative companies out there championing Blu-ray. Early in the format war, LG tried twice to provide a solution for consumers with combo Blu-ray/HD DVD players. While its first attempt didn’t support HD DVD’s full capabilities, the follow-up BH200 was a fully functional player for both formats. It was Bonus View capable and offered Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and 24p playback for both formats.
The LG BD300 is an entry-level Blu-ray player that delivers great picture quality and has Profile 2.0 BD-Live support.
Good Gear Guide.au
5 June 2009
Summary: The LG BD300 is a Blu-ray player that offers great image quality and BD-Live capabilities for extra online content. Its DVD upscaling may not be perfect, but it's much better than you would get from a standard DVD player when connected to a large screen.
Pros: Good picture quality when playing Blu-ray discs, stylish, BD-Live
Cons: Image noise and artefacts when upscaling DVDs, no 7.1-channel analog output