Despite the fact that we've been wowed by Blu-ray's image quality, price has always been a serious issue, especially with HD DVD players often costing as little as half as much and offering essentially identical performance.
The Sony BDP-S300 is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of price, but enthusiasts will note that sacrifices have been made.
- Compatibility with BD-R/RE disc burned by Click to Disc Ver.1.1 and Click to Disc Editor Ver.1.1 software. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the update process and may cause the player to be unresponsive or to require repair.
(The update of these software is required) - This utility is only for use with the BDP-S300 as sold within Asia Pacific. - Do not power off the player or disconnect it from the AC power outlet.
now, i know these worked previously as i have created a dvd with these discs of our wedding and had ripped something as recent as 6 months ago with these discs which i had watched.
If you're dead set on getting a standard-design Blu-ray player, as opposed to a game console, and don't want to spend a lot of money, the BDP-S300 is certainly a compelling product.
But most potential buyers will be more satisfied by the cheaper Play Station 3, or the better-performing (and more expensive) alternatives like the Panasonic DMP-BD10A and Samsung BD-P1200.
after the update, tron played without any problems.
i've not watched any of my ripped dvd's in some time (dvd's not blu ray discs) and was playing around with that tonight and player all of a sudden reads "cannot play disc".