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LG BD300

LG BD300
alaScore 76

290 reviews

Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The value for money also gets good feedback. There are some negative views about the size, while comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, value for money, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the LG BD300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 290 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for LG BD300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 user reviews of LG BD300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

usability, design, reliability, size

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player (2008 Model)

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LG BD300 Blu-ray Disc Player

 

The LG BD300 has all the features you'd want in a Blu-ray player, but the images it produces aren't as good as they should be.

Supports Netflix downloads ; Supports BD-Live

Lackluster image quality ; Remote lacks a backlight

If the price were a little lower, or the image quality more consistent, the LG BD300 would be a knockout. As it stands, it's a solid player, and for now it remains the most affordable choice if you're determined to have your Blu-ray and your Netflix, too

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LG Player Is a Blu-ray, Netflix Mashup Machine

 

Still battle weary from the high-def format fight? You're not alone. Blu-ray might've KO'd HD DVD with a wild haymaker, but consumers are still lukewarm about

Relatively inexpensive and surprisingly easy to use. Quick load times for both Blu-ray and streaming content. Streaming content comes at no additional cost to existing Netflix subscribers. Reasonably clear picture for a Blu-ray player in this class....

Crippling reliance on PC input. Cluttered and confusing remote layout. Power and Eject buttons awkwardly placed. No web access = no Watch Now titles. Multichannel audio outputs are digital only

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LG BD300

 

Editors' note (March 30, 2009) : The rating of this player has been changed since its initial publication to reflect changes in the marketplace. The LG BD300 has been replaced by the the LG BD370 .

Good image quality on film-based Blu-ray Discs; Netflix Internet streaming; Profile 2.0 support; onboard Dolby TrueHD decoding.

DVD image quality is subpar; no onboard DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; no multichannel analog audio outputs; lacks built-in Wi-Fi.

The LG BD300 deftly combines Blu-ray and Netflix streaming in a single box, although there are better standalone players without Netflix.

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LG BD300

 

There are a multitude of Blu-ray players on the home cinema market so what does LG's BD300 offer to make it stand out in a crowd?

Niggles aside the BD300 offers decent media compatibility and strong video playback.

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LG BD300 Blu-ray Player With Netflix Reviewed

 

LG's newest Blu-ray player ($349.99) could very well be a game-changer. This Profile 2.0 player adds Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming video service, giving you access to a whole host of movies and TV shows that can be enjoyed on your big-screen TV....

The BD300's lack of internal storage requires the addition of a USBdevice for BD-Live content. This adds a little to the cost and couldcause confusion for those people who don't bother to read the manual tofind out that they must insert a USB device...

The BD300 is first and foremost a Blu-ray player - and a good one atthat. It's fast, it's user-friendly, it's Profile 2.0, and it serves upa beautiful picture with Blu-ray films. The only missing features areonboard DTS-HD decoding and multichannel...

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LG BD300 Network Blu-ray PlayerReview

 

LG's BD300 was the first to include Netflix online streaming and now it's the first to offer YouTube access, but does the performance measure up to its robust feature set?

If you want a player that makes the most of 1080p Blu-ray Discs and also allows you to watch a large selection of video content on demand, all without the need of hooking up a computer to your TV, then the BD300 is a worthy contender for your high def...

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Review: LG BD300 Blu-ray Player

 

With Netflix streaming to go along with high-def Blu-ray playing, LG's BD300 serves up some instant gratification.

I think AVS Forum should stop linking to Electronic House, which continues to demonstrate that is is unqualified to cover its own subject matter.

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LG BD-300 Blu-ray Player

 

The BasicsThis Blu-Ray player is somewhat of a letdown, both in sound and video quality as well as its feature-set. It retails at a suggested price of just under $400, but offers few frills or even many standard features in mid-priced Blu-Ray players...

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LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Player

 

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...

The downside of this service is the fact that it only streams content-it doesn't download it. This means the quality of the presentation relies completely on your Internet connection speed. When you select a film, the player starts a buffer and gives...

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LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Player

 

The BD300 definitely sets the stage for higher expectations, but does it deliver?

Product Specifications

Introducing the world's first Network Blu-ray Disc Player that streams from Neflix instantly. Enjoy Blu-ray Discs in Full HD, watch standard DVDs in near-HD up-scaled to 1080p, gain access to over 12,000 select Netflix movies and TV episodes in standard definitions and take advantage of interactive experiences, exclusive downloads and tons of extra features with BD Live. That's innovation. That's LG.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.9in
Height:2.3in
Weight:6.6lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM / WMA
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Header

Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Model:BD300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG

Miscellaneous

Color:Gloss black

Network & Internet Multimedia

Internet Streaming Services:CinemaNow / Netflix / YouTube
Network Connection:Ethernet
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