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LG BD300

LG BD300
alaScore 79

239 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of LG BD300. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 user reviews of LG BD300 from 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 Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good opinions, but many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, price, design


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

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

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

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (

Review: LG BD300


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...

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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (

LG BD300


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Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Boylan (

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...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Rebecca Day (

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.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Julianne Stilson (

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...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Kris Deering (

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...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: uavKim Wilson (

LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Player


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

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Kim Wilson ( LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Player


LG has introduced something new with the BD300. In addition to being a full-featured Blu-ray player, it can also stream movies from Netflix, which explains the unique product designation-network Blu-ray player. The BD300 offers a number of key features...

Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD MA bitstreams, High-quality decoding of Dolby TrueHD, 1080p/24 output, Streams content from Netflix, Least-expensive dedicated Blu-ray player, USB access to media files

No DTS-HD MA decoding, Deinterlacing and upconversion tested poorly, Netflix streaming is SD only ; limited titles

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Dec, 2008

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



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


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


Color:Gloss black

Network & Internet Multimedia

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