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Sony-bdp-s300.25876030
4.8 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 6
6.0

a perfectly adequate Blu-ray player

awareness, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Sony BDP-S300 was an entry-level Blu-ray disc player when it appeared on shelves. It delivers Blu-ray functionality flawlessly and works well with my Sony Bravia TV. However its entry-level hardware takes unnecessarily long to power up . I picked up this player looking for an affordable Blu-ray option, and at the time there were only a couple other options.
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Overall 6
6.0

MY Sony's

Eddie Linton "MARTIN EL", Amazon
4 August 2010
  • 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 WOULD ABSOLUTELY ENJOY THIS PLAYER EVEN CONNECTED TO A CHEAP SHERWOOD RECEIVER AND AN OLEVIA 32" FLAT SCREEN HIGH DEFINITION 720P TV IT'S AS GOOD AS THAT!
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Overall 6
6.0

This product is just "OK"

Tom...GO DODGERS!!!, B&H Photo
25 January 2009
  • Summary: It was cheap, but you get what you pay for. This blu-ray player has a great picture, but the unit does not respond to the controls very well. For example, when you hit the power button it takes a good 7-8 seconds to turn on. When you hit the open/close button, it takes about 4-5 seconds to open or close. And it takes a long time loading DVDs. I think I would rather have spent the extra $50-60 for a better blu-ray player.
  • Pros: DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality
  • Cons: Poor quality, Slow Load Time
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Overall 6
6.0

This product is just "OK"

Tom...GO DODGERS!!!, B&H Photo
25 January 2009
  • Summary: It was cheap, but you get what you pay for. This blu-ray player has a great picture, but the unit does not respond to the controls very well. For example, when you hit the power button it takes a good 7-8 seconds to turn on. When you hit the open/close button, it takes about 4-5 seconds to open or close. And it takes a long time loading DVDs. I think I would rather have spent the extra $50-60 for a better blu-ray player.
  • Pros: DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality
  • Cons: Poor quality, Slow Load Time
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Overall 6
6.0

"Firmware Update"

boomer657, CNET
14 October 2008
  • Pros: At the price point it is just the Blu-Ray player that I need.
  • Cons: Long start times.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony BDP-S300 Blu Ray Player

Craig Patel, REVIEW STREAM
20 August 2008
  • 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 up to 1080p, up scaling original dvds to HD, good picture and audio and good menus. Now in that description I again use the word good.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Not the best, but better than doing without the blu-ray experience"

INXSfan, CNET
25 April 2008
  • Pros: style design, size, weight, ease of use
  • Cons: slow on java loaded discs, not HDMI 1.3, cannot decode latest audio codecs
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Overall 6
6.0

"Player does the job...but there are much better."

rickfletcher-cak, CNET
24 April 2008
  • Pros: nice looking unit. inexpensive price
  • Cons: slow to do anything...turn on, play, load, react to any remote commands
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Overall 6
6.0

Missing features

M. Truax "egeek", Amazon
8 March 2008
  • Summary: I was disappointed by this player. Unlike previous Sony disk players I've owned, this model does not remember where you stop a movie. Previous players would remember up to six disks, after powering off, even if removed from the machine. I also own a 1080i TV so the increased resolution was not as spectacular as I had hoped. I will stick with my upconverting Sony (that remembers disks) until I have to replace my TV with a 1080p.
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Overall 6
6.0

"The Waiting Is The Hardest Part"

reeltime, CNET
19 February 2008
  • Pros: Stunning visuals, Beautiful form factor.
  • Cons: Power up and load times.
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