Excerpt: The Sony BDP-S300 is a good blu-ray player. I cautiously use the word good because there is nothing spectacular about it. Sony’s BDP-S300 pulls off the bare minimum as far as blu-ray players go. Let’s start with the pros. Sony covered most of the essential blu-ray needs. High Definition …
Summary: last firmware update is over a year old, the player will play blu ray movies that were made before some change occurred, all of my old discs load in this flawlessly, however even with the latest update it will play almost no movie I get in the mail from Netflix, there is no real fault in the device,...
Good Basic BluRay player. Firmware update solves many problems
S. Wou, Amazon
18 January 2013
Summary: Let's see.... today is Jan 18, 2013... Meaning that this BluRay player is well beyond it's retirement age. While searching for a cheap, basic bluray player, I found this one for $8 in Goodwill today. It even had the original remote! Turned it on, and the Firmware was 3.8.
Summary: Let me preface my review by saying that I have owned several Sony products (televisions, stereo equipment, video equipment, etc.) and have always been quite pleased with the performance and quality. My experience with the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player has been a completely different story.
Summary: IT'S A LITTLE SLOW STARTING UP BUT ONCE IT GET GOING IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE AND THE SOUND IS RIGHT ON TIME ONLY THING THAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PLAYER IS THAT IT'S NOT INTERNET CONNECTED MEANING THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO UPDATE THE FIRMWARE BY DOWNLOAD ONTO A DVD OR CD DISC BUT OTHER THEN THAT YOU...
Summary: I had to update firmware on this thing every other month yet still half the time it does not want to play a regular DVD Disk. I power on my old (from 2001 or so) $60 Panasonic DVD player and it plays every DVD. This "high end device" from SONY does not. When it works I have no problems with it.
Summary: This is an awful device. Sometimes it plays a Blu ray disc, then if you try to play it again, it cannot read it, then it plays it the next day - I am quite familiar with washing discs to make them play and this problem is unrelated to the condition of the disc.
"cannot play" "loading..." "loading..." "error..." this will be you.
J. Mahoney, Amazon
17 May 2010
Summary: After constantly downloading firmware every 24 days (search, locate, follow complicated instructions, download, burn image to disk - not easy to do - load in player, wait 30 minutes for it to work, adjust settings... then you can watch your movie.
Summary: I am a long-time SONY purchaser - amps, CD players, digital and video cameras, TVs, but am really frustrated with this particular model. My low rating comes not from the initial specs and useage (which I was quite pleased about and would have rated a 4*) but due to an apparent common hardware...