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SONY BDP-S300

SONY BDP-S300
alaScore 86

1059 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1059 reviews of SONY BDP-S300. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the SONY BDP-S300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONY BDP-S300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of SONY BDP-S300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S300 - Blu-Ray Disc Player - 1080P Full HDSony BDP-S300 - Blu-Ray Disc Player - 1080P Full HD

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SONY BDP-S300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 511 user reviews of SONY BDP-S300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc PlayerSony BDP-S300 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Disc Player

 

The picture and audio quality the Sony BDP-S300 produces is pleasing, but this player may try your patience.

Plays JPEG and MP3 files on DVDs. Supports 24-Hz output with Blu-ray movies. Provides basic picture control settings and presets.

Slow disc load times with some Blu-ray movies. No 24-Hz output with DVD video. No bitstream audio output (HDMI).

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May, 2008

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Five Blu

 

Sony's BDP-S300 Blu-ray Disc (BD) Player delivers admirable picture and sound quality, and, as with many BD players, it can upconvert regular DVD movies to 1080p format. It can also play back multimedia files recorded onto relatively spacious (and...

Plays JPEG and MP3 files on DVDs. Supports 24-Hz output with Blu-ray movies. Provides basic picture control settings and presets.

Slow disc load times with some Blu-ray movies. No 24-Hz output with DVD video. No bitstream audio output (HDMI).

Sony's least-expensive Blu-ray Disc player isn't a speed demon, but it delivers solid detail and a pleasing viewing experience.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Sony BDP-S300 review

 

We know, we know, we're really late on this one -- thanks Sony -- but around here we think it's important to review every Blu-ray player. And we're sure there...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony BDP-S300 - Blu-ray disc player review

 

As one of the major players in the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD format war, we weren't surprised when Sony announced a price drop for the BDP-S300 to the relatively low list price of $500. Despite the fact that we've been wowed by Blu-ray's image quality, price...

Excellent picture quality on Blu-ray and DVD; DVD upconversion up to 1080p; HDMI output.

Slow load times, particularly unbearable on newer BD Java discs like Pirates of the Caribbean ; some minor video performance issues; no Ethernet port for firmware upgrades.

The BDP-S300 is a decent choice if you're limiting yourself to a relatively cheap, standard-design Blu-ray player, but everyone else should consider the competition.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Player Review

 

While the Sony BDP-S300 is an entry level Blu-ray player, entry level doesn't necessarily mean cheap. At $500, you're getting a capable high definition video player and that's about it. The

Price - one of the lowest on the market ; Easy setup

NO DOLBY TrueHD OR DTS HD DECODING ; Long startup time ; Unresponsive remote and interface ; Lackluster upconversion ability ; No SACD support

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

 

The $399.99 BDP-S300 was Sony's first "entry-level" Blu-ray offering, released in mid-2007. This is a Profile 1.0 player, which means it does not have the secondary audio and video decoders needed for picture-in-picture playback, nor does it offer...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Greg Robinson (e-gear.com)

Review: Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Disc Player

 

If there's one question I get more than any other these days, it's this: "Are those new high def DVD players affordable yet?" "Affordable" is a subjective term if ever there was one, but the short answer is yes, affordable HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc...

Although it's nothing to write home about as a standard DVD player, the BDP-S300 certainly has what it takes to deliver a superb Blu-ray experience. Unfortunately, with the same price tag as a PS3 - also from Sony - comparisons are inevitable. With...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray Player Review

 

This is a unit that we would buy for ourselves if it weren't for the fact that we couldn't make it region free, because we have a huge DVD collection with movies from regions 1 and 4. If you are going to play only region-free (“region 0”) or region 1...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Sony BDP-S300 Review and Prices

 

The first thing you will notice about the BDP-S300, Sony's second generation Blu-Ray DVD player, is that the list price is substantially lower than the first generation model. The Sony BDP-S300 is obviously still much more expensive than most standard...

Excellent picture quality, inexpensive for a Blu-ray player, offers HDMI upscaling to 1080p

Slow load times, lacks onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (hometheater.com)

Sony BDP-S300, Samsung BD-P1200, and Panasonic DMP-BD10A Blu-ray Players

 

Hot on the heels of the first, and almost universally lame, generation of Blu-ray players, here's generation II. In the case of two of these players, the big news is a substantial reduction in price. Both are less than half of their predecessors. In...

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Everyone will marvel at the stunning sound and picture quality of this second-generation Blu-ray Disc player. With remarkable features and versatile performance, the BDP-S300 is an amazing value. See and hear a whole new world of high definition with the incredible BDP-S300 Blu-ray Disc Player. The crystalline clarity of 1080p Blu-ray Disc movies and DVD up scaling has to be seen to be believed. Amazing 24p True Cinema output and cinema-tuned picture presets allow you to see movies exactly how the director intended. And with BRAVIA Theatre Sync, you can now you can control your compatible BRAVIA TV and AV systems from just one remote.

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Stereo / Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Device type:Blu-ray Player

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.8in
Height:3.1in
Weight:9.9lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-ROM / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / CD-R / CD-RW/DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / DVD-ROM / BD-ROM
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):33

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:JPG

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:BDP-S300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-RE, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue black

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Audio output - analog:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 14.8 x 3.11 / 16.9 x 3.11 x 14.8
Multiplayer mode: No
Portable: Yes
Power Requirements:220-240V

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):33

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Technical Details

Device type:Player

Video

3D:N
3D compatibility: No

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:S-Video / Composite video / Component video

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:158.7 / 9.92