Advantages SIMPLE TO SET UP,
Disadvantages NO EHERNET, NOT AS SOLID AS OTHER MACHINES
Considering how much effort sony invested in the blu-ray format, it was a weirdly long time getting players on o the market - players that weren't globe straddling games consoles, anyhow. And having finally got its finger out, the resulting BDP-300 is not quite the format-war-winning lap of honour you might expect. Though sturdily and attractivly built, up to sony's usual standards, loads discs relatively quickly and is simple to use, its not without compromises.It decodes hi-def audio on board, but cant send it via HDMI. It's missing BD 1.1 ability and has no ethernet port for future firmware upgrades. And picture quality, where you might expect it to claw back some credibility, raises a few more doubts. Any blu-ray disc feauring fast, unpredictable motion can flummox the BDP-300 - it doesnt judder , but theres less solidity than from other machines.
It goes short of the detail other players serve up, too. Bright, natural colours and whites aren't enough to make it up.
Mind you, its a decent dvd machine and not a disgrace as a CD player, so there a case to be made of it as a all rounder. ut for what you really buy this sony for - playing blu-ray discs - it leaves a surprising amount to be desired.
Sony never disappoints where pride of ownership is concerned - when you pull it from its packaging, the BDP-300 looks and feels the most covetable player I've seen.
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Sony BDP-S300 - Blu-Ray Disc Player - 1080P Full HD
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