Blu-Ray Reviews Of The Sony BDP-S300 Multi-vicinity Blu-Ray Disc Player

Blu-Ray Reviews Of The Sony BDP-S300 Multi-vicinity Blu-Ray Disc Player

Blu-Ray Disc Player: Excellent picture quality on Blu-ray and DVD; DVD upconversion up to 1080p; HDMI output. Right off the bat everyone in the room noticed the image quality from the Blu-Ray Disc Player S300, its always comforting when the results right out of the box are at the minimum on par with expectations, surpassing them is of course a nice bonus.

The SONY BDP-S300 Blu-Ray Disc Player is an important product, giving Blu-ray some much needed traction in the affordable player category. Combine that with recent news from rental powerhouse Blockbuster that it is expanding Blu-ray titles in its stores (at the expense of HD DVD in most situations), and the BDP-S300 looks like a no-brainer.

HQV Benchmark Results: The BDP-S300 Blu-Ray Disc Player scored very well with the standard definition HQV benchmark disc, it passed most of the tests with flying colors and was able to lock onto the 3:2 film cadence test faster than many other of the DVD and BD/HD players tested recently.

o Color Bar/Vertical Detail: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o Jaggies Pattern 1: Pass – Score 5 of 5

o Jaggies Pattern 2: Pass – Score 3 of 5

o Flag: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o Picture Detail: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o Noise Reduction: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o 3:2 Detection: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o Film Cadence: Pass – Score (Combined) 40 of 40

o Mixed 3:2 Film, Horizontal Text Crawl: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o Mixed 3:2 Film, Vertical Text Crawl: Pass – Score 10 of 10

o Total Score: 128 out of a possible 130.

And the far away is a good one- it controls both the player and a television.
Unlike Sonys first-gen BDP-S1 (and Pioneer Elites BDP-HD1) the BDP-S300 will play back CDs, either from its analog audio outputs or any of its digital audio outputs, including HDMI.

Once loaded and running, the BDP-S300 performed like a gold medalist. The best Blu-ray Discs looked sensational at either 1080p/60 or 1080p/24. And for those using 720p displays, or displays that will not accept 1080p inputs, the player also performed beautifully when set for either a 720p or 1080i output.
The Sony BDP-S300 Multi-vicinity Blu-Ray is a sure winner
The Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player is a good one, with superb playback quality from Blu-ray Discs, and substantial upconversion of standard definition DVDs for your legacy collection.

Description: Everyone will surprise at the dramatically sound and picture quality of this second-generation Blu-ray Disc player. With exceptional features and versatile performance, the BDP-S300 is an amazing value.

BDP-S300 Strengths: Picture Quality

Strengths: Great picture and excellent sound

Weaknesses: None for me

Summary: I bought this Blu-Ray player last July to watch movies and it has worked flawlessly for me from day 1. I am not a viewer who will use picture in picture (which this does not have) nor do I play any of the games which are on some of the discs. I wanted a Blu-Ray player which gives me complete HD video and great sound. The audio sounds great on my surround sound system when I use it. Sometimes I just use the TV speakers and the audio is excellent. If you are interested in a Blu-Ray player with noticeable video and excellent sound this player is for you.

Strengths: Plays Blu-Ray Discs, upconverts standard DVDs. complete 1080p output. Good range of audio outputs.

Strengths: Great picture when playing Blu ray Disk. Connected all audio connections at once except Coax, and all worked automatically…Great sound.

While the Sony BDP-S300 is an entry level Blu-ray player, entry level doesnt necessarily average cheap. Youre getting a capable high definition video player. VDs is lackluster at best and it only decodes Dolby Digital Plus. If you already have a capable upconverting DVD player and dont care about the decoding of Dolby TrueHD and the myriad of high definition DTS formats, this may be the Blu-ray player for you.

Summary: Sony has finally come out their second generation Blu-ray player at half the original price of the original! The BDP-S300 looks like a bargain compared to their past BDP-S1 form.

Besides the cost assistance, you get more with this player. Unlike the past form the S300 can play CDs in addition to DVDs. In addition, it seems to load slightly faster than the past form.

All in all, the BDP-S300 delivers what it promises.

The new BDP-S300 form can output 1920 x 1080p (progressive) high-definition video, currently the highest resolution high-definition signal obtainable by an HDMI(TM) connection. The player supports various video formats, including MPEG2, MPEG4-AVC and VC1.

For those who own an HDTV set without HDMI, an analog part output for 1080i (interlaced) is obtainable in addition.

The new BD player is compatible with most standard DVDs and has the additional characterize of 1080p upscaling by HDMI to 1080p capable HDTVs, improving the picture performance of existing DVD libraries.

Watching PIRATES I and PIRATES II I found the picture remarkable and vivid with no artifacts. My receiver is a delivers 5.1 DD so I am unable to take advantage of the uncompressed PCM codec. However, the Dolby digital audio track was quite impressive. All things considered, this an excellent player at a very good price.

This is an excellent BD Player for under $500! The picture quality is awesome!
Excellent upscaler quality for DVD movies

Below is mentioned that it cant be made vicinity free. Only slightly true. A California company already sells this form in a Multiregion (multi-vicinity) version. It can play any vicinity A and B Blu-Ray Disc movie and characterize it on any TV that has HDMI input, in spite of of video standard (PAL-SECAM-NTSC etc.)

This is a unit that we would buy for ourselves if it werent for the fact that we couldnt make it vicinity free, because we have a huge DVD collection with movies from regions 1 and 4. If you are going to play only vicinity-free (vicinity 0) or vicinity 1 discs then this unit is a great pick, especially because its cost/assistance ratio: great price and excellent image quality for DVDs – if the relative slowness of this unit doesnt bother you.

I havent gone by all the bells and whistles however, but the picture quality just floored me. already my wife who really doesnt get the whole high def thing was greatly impressed. We watched Pirates/Caribbean 2 and couldnt believe the quality.

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

Anyone looking to experience the great pleasures of watching movies on Blu-ray Disc, and at a reasonable startup cost, is advised to check out Sonys BDP-S300.

This is a magnificent Blu-ray DVD player. It enhances regular DVD viewing and presents Blu-ray discs in complete 1080p (if you have a 1080p HDTV).

The video and sound quality is amazing!

Very good product for the money. Well worth getting if you want to get the best picture from your large widescreen HDTV.

I have owned this Blu-ray player about 2 weeks. I purchased my first Blu-ray movie this past weekend and I was blown away by the complete 1080p picture that it produces and the complete digital sound is awesome. Be sure to buy an hdmi cable for this player and you will not be disappointed. It will also upconvert standard DVDs to near HD quality.

Have this unit for a week and love it. Bought it for my husband from appliance bestbuys the price was great the units great and I would definitely tell everyone to buy this one if they want a good Blu ray without emptying their wallets.

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