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Sony BDP-S300 - Blu-Ray Disc Player - 1080P Full HD


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  • High definition1080p video output (including 24, 60 , 50Hz)
  • DVD upscaling to 1080p
  • Video codec MPEG2/MPEG4-AVC/VC-1/AVC-HD
  • Cinema Tuned Picture Mode Settings
  • BD-Java interactive capability & pop up menu
  • BRAVIA theatre Sync (HDMI CEC)
  • Multi brand remote control
  • Uncompressed multi channel linear PCM output with HDMI (up to 8ch)
  • Dolby digital plus, DTS-HD & dolby truHD digital out & decoding capability
  • Dolby Digital & DTS 7.1ch Output
  • Multi channel 192KHz/24 bit audio D/A converter
  • Individual speaker setting
  • HDMI & optical output
  • Component video out, S-video, composite, coaxial, analogue audio 7.1ch output, analogue Audio 2ch output (gold plated)

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 43 x 37.5 cm ; 4.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
  • Item model number: BDPS300B.CEK
  • ASIN: B000VRVUMO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Sep 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,975 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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108 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Oct 2007
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My BDP-S300 arrived very quickly and I am thrilled by it.

I plugged it into our Bravia TV and it just worked. No setup just plug in power and HDMI, insert the BD DVD (youll need to buy this in advance - no playable content is provided), and go.

Picture quality is terrific - I have only tested it with 'Into the Blue' which showcases the Hi Def very well.

Register the player and get the Spiderman trilogy free.

The player itself is quite slim but quite wide and deep. It looks OK - nothing to write home about in my view.

You ll need to buy 2 HDMI cables and a splitter (not a switcher) if you only have one 'HDMI in' on the TV that is already in use. I got 2 HDMI cables a four way splitter and a HDMI DVI converter and change out of £50 - its worth shopping around!

The manual is clear enough but havent had a chance to check it all out yet. The remote is a little big but operates the (Bravia) TV out of the box.

I thought the DVD started playing in a reasonable amount of time - some reviews have said this could be slow.

The player plays most formats but not DVD-RAM. It upscales normal DVD's. It outputs sound upto 8 channels.

£300+ still feels a lot compared to £30 for a normal player but this is the first mass market Bluray player - my guess is this will sell very well - especially with the ongoing dearth of broadcast HD - there's just no reason to wait anymore.

This isn't meant to be full blown technical review - its just a consumer view but I hope it helps. I'm sure more detailed critiques will follow.
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86 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Hedgehog on 16 Feb 2008
Like many other DVD enthusiasts, I have watched the Blu-Ray/HD DVD format war with growing frustration and impatience. For me, the tipping point came with Warner's decision to opt exclusively for Blu-Ray and the appearance of this Sony BDP-S300 at the excellent price offered by Amazon. This is still relatively new technology, and you need some incentives to go there. I am also very grateful to earlier reviewers; your opinions have undoubtedly had an influence.

I received this last Thursday, having finally come to a firm decision to order it on Monday, so well done to Amazon for getting it here so quickly. It's slightly deeper than some kit, so check out your storage dimensions, although this is not likely to be a problem. I have been using a decent Pioneer DVD machine which allows an HDMI interconnect and which is good at upscaling. Connection was, therefore, quite easy - in essence, plug and play with the AV receiver. Earlier reviews have commented on the slowness of the system, and it does take some time to power up on every occasion, but this really is no problem at all.

Initial setup is straighforward, but you might have to flick through the visual formats to synchronise your system. So much of this stuff is 'intelligent' and needs to find the right match to speak to other items. Nonetheless, pretty seamless.

What I did not expect was the staggering quality of both sound and picture. I'm fortunate enough to have a 42" Philips HD Pixel Plus Ambilight TV (and if that isn't an investment in future technology, I don't know what is!), which provides stunning images on Sky HD at 1080p. You can view HD films through Sky Box Office which are incredibly impressive, so the benchmark had to be to match these.
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118 of 126 people found the following review helpful By J. Skett on 5 Jan 2008
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We've had this Blu-ray player for about five weeks. It's connected to a Sony Bravia TV and installation was extremely easy. We have watched several Blu-ray films (300; Die Hard 4; Reign Over Me; Black Hawk Down) and the analysis that follows is based upon watching those and several ordinary DVD films.

Firstly comments about the slow start up time/film load time are correct. It takes approximately 52 seconds to start and a further 40 seconds after inserting a film into the tray to be ready to play the film. However we haven't really found this to be a problem as if you know it is going to take a couple of minutes you start the process and then get yourself settled (drink to the ready). If you're watching a two hour film, is the extra two minutes such a big issue?

We've also compared the start up times to our existing DVD players (yes we have several accumulated over the years). As a comparison we've used Black Hawk Down as we have both the DVD and Blu-ray versions. On the Blu-ray player (BDP_S300) the times are stated above; on a Pioneer DVR-420H, start up takes five seconds and after inserting the film a further 17 seconds to be ready to play the film; on a Sony RDR-HXD560, start up takes 40 seconds and after inserting the film a further 19 seconds to be ready to play the film; on a ten year old Sony DVP-S325, start up takes two seconds and after inserting the film a further five seconds to be ready to play the film. The Pioneer DVR-420H and Sony RDR-HXD560 are both hard drive recorders as well, so that might have some bearing on the start/load times.

Viewing - well this is only our assessment. Again as a comparison Black Hawk Down has been used to reflect our views.
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