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Sony-bdp-s300.25876030
4.4 out of 10

Sony BDP-S300

Sony BDP-S300 The BDP-S300 Blu-ray disc player from Sony Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

"cannot play" "loading..." "loading..." "error..." this will be you.

J. Mahoney "Mahojo", 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. But you won't know that you need to do this until after you get your movie, make popcorn, put the kids to bed, grab a beer... all of a sudden... you've got problems.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy

dsziede, PriceGrabber
21 March 2010
  • Summary: I have the latest firmware - 5.2. It won't play new blu-rays: Ran, Ong-Bak, or the PBS The War series. I will not buy another Sony.
  • Pros: Good Picture
  • Cons: Won't play newer Blu-ray disks
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful. Just awful.

Michael "The Gardener", Amazon
9 June 2009
  • Summary: I bought this several years ago when the HD/Blue Ray wars ended. I purchased several Blue Ray discs and was content with the initial viewing. Although it was unconscionably slow in loading - or even opening the DVD tray - the viewing was crisp, clear and very exciting to watch. Then I purchased something else - and it wouldn't play. I had to update the firmware.
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Overall 2
2.0

Blu Ray may not be ready yet

boondoggle1970, PriceGrabber
27 February 2009
  • Summary: I've always thought Sony was over rated and this just reinforced that thought. When this thing works the picture is great but it's so unstable, it takes 3-5 to load up any Blu Rays. Regular DVD usually work fine and look great but if there's the slightest smudge or scratch -you'll have problems where regular DVD players don't.
  • Pros: Picture Quality
  • Cons: Unstable Requires constant updates
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Disappointed

DANTE PASQUINI, Amazon
10 December 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this unit several months ago and it seemed ok until I started to play some of the latest Blue-Ray movies such as "Kung Fu Panda" and "Walleye" neither one would play in this unit! I contacted Sony and they point the finger at Disney. They ran me thru 20 minutes testing to see what "FIRM" ware I had on my machine and discovered I already had the Latest" version which is (4.30)so which means there so called latest version "IS NOT"!
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Overall 2
2.0

Sony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

TexasProud, Rate it all!
8 December 2008
  • Summary: This machine has been nothing but a headache. Do you research on Blu-Ray players before buying this model. Lack of internet connectivity makes firmware updates a royal pain. I will never buy another Sony Blu-Ray player again !!!!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Sony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

GabrielM.Harle y, Rate it all!
7 December 2008
  • Summary: This was my first Blu-Ray player and I have to say that I am NOT impressed. While the picture and sound are both excellent from this unit, the player itself is FAR, FAR less than reliable. Approximately 75% of the time, this player experiences some kind of problem or error when playing a disc (including both Blu-Rays and regular DVDs). Most of the time, it either skips or freezes up entirely, requiring a lengthy shutdown and restart.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good concept, poor execution

Gabriel M. Harley, Amazon
6 December 2008
  • Summary: This was my first Blu-Ray player and I have to say that I am NOT impressed. While the picture and sound are both excellent from this unit, the player itself is FAR, FAR less than reliable. Approximately 75% of the time, this player experiences some kind of problem or error when playing a disc (including both Blu-Rays and regular DVDs). Most of the time, it either skips or freezes up entirely, requiring a lengthy shutdown and restart.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

Desco144, Rate it all!
17 November 2008
  • Summary: I purchased the player from Circuit City about 6 months ago and applied several firmware dowloads to see if it would cure the very long load times and the frequent lock-ups. I always purchased SONY products, but they missed the mark on this product.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Audio & image quality 10
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Blue Ray DVD

Overstock
8 August 2008
  • Summary: Takes too long to start up, open up and to run blue-ray. Don't understand why this would be the thing to replace all DVD's. Sure great picture but so much would need to improve to make this worthwhile. I never received the DVD that was to come with it! Cannot recommend. I may return.
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