Sony BDP-S300 Blu Ray Player only $199 at Amazon

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  1. Reverenddave

    Reverenddave New Member

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    Just a heads up. Amazon has the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray Player for $199.98 shipped. Looks like they're unloading last year's Profile 1.0 players. Amazon has this marked as "While Supplies Last".

    Good deal if you're looking for a cheap player to get started in Blu-Ray.
     
  2. eric_angelus

    eric_angelus Testacular

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    This is the player I have and I love it. The only drawback is the slow load times...but that is getting better with each firmware upgrade. When I first got the player, it was like put the disc in...go make a sandwich...eat it...clean up the mess...use the bathroom...and the movie might be on when you sat down again...now most discs take only about 30 seconds to load on average.
     
  3. Vlachio

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    MEH no thanks don't want a trouble player.
     
  4. Reverenddave

    Reverenddave New Member

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    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    If you're gonna go blu you'll be wasting your money on anything that isn't 2.0 compatible. Even at $200 I'd bet you'd wish you would have waited or spent the extra $200 and got a real player. Why settle for something gimped.
     
  6. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    That's about how I feel! I'm more and more wanting a Blu Ray player, but I'm not willing to pay more than $200 for one and I think the better players will go down to that amount in time and I'm willing to wait. I just got upgraded HD service and a DVR. That will keep me happy for now!
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Eh, Profile 1.1 is the important one for BD-J as interactive features. After that Profile 2.0 just gives you a network card and web features. While I have my PS3 hooked up to my network, I've yet to use any web features. It's pretty much only convienent for downloading firmware updates which honestly I haven't bothered to do since Profile 2.0 came out.

    The Sony BDP-S300 is Profile 1.1 enabled and supports HDMI 1.3 which is the most advanced. Unless you have a burning desire to use the web with Blu-ray, I'd say it's a good deal.
     
  8. Reverenddave

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    I think you're right. According to some reviews, the BDP-S300 is Profile 1.1 when you upgrade the firmware.

    I wouldn't worry too much about Profile 2.0. I don't think I've ever used any of the 2.0 features. If you're looking to get your feet wet in the HD game, this player should be fine.
     
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    i have a sony BDP-S500 and it works great
     
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    How is the upscaler on this?
     
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