Review: LG BD300 Blu-ray Player
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February 04, 2009 | by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
With Netflix streaming to go along with high-def Blu-ray playing, LG’s BD300 serves up some instant gratification.
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Posted by IsleOfMan  on  02/04  at  10:39 AM

I’d like to see a similar review of the Samsung P2500/2550, mainly because of its similar price and feature set along with its addition of Reon HQV video processing.  I’m extremely curious as to how much the HQV processing helps Netflix image quality. 

I have a UP5000 with HQV for BD and DVD… it does a great job scaling DVD.  I also have a TivoHD which does an admirable job with Netflix streaming given the fact that it’s an add-on feature I wasn’t expecting when I got the box 2 years ago. 

I’m REALLY curious to see how the HQV processing of Netflix streaming content looks compared to other Netflix sources.

Posted by RDClark  on  02/04  at  10:45 AM

What a useless “review.” What does this mean: “You can only stream both standard-def and high-def content”?

What about the unit’s performance as a Blue-ray player? What HD codecs does it decode? Does it have analog audio connections? How fast can it load a disc?

This is not a review of the player at all, just of the Netflix feature.

I think AVS Forum should stop linking to Electronic House, which continues to demonstrate that is is unqualified to cover its own subject matter.

Posted by CaesarV  on  02/04  at  03:03 PM

I agree, this is not a review at all…..more of an advertisement.  You might as well have reviewed just the Roku box…since only Netflix is mentioned.  Did you even try a blu-ray disk…or a DVD?  If you had you would have noticed the poor upscaling of DVDs on this box. 
I recommend the Samsung 2500/2550 which has this thing beat hands down and for the same price.

Posted by joshua winget  on  02/04  at  07:59 PM

I actually got one of these thrown in with a 52” LG True Motion LCD Television, total cost for both was $1700, which was a great deal at that time.  And both are really outstanding.

Posted by SteveS  on  02/05  at  03:53 AM

This LG Blu-Ray player with Netflix is probably a
pretty nice player. However, this “Review” is not
much of a help. It’s more like a brief observation
by a non-pro user.

For me, I need Audio AND Video quality, and
so far this technology isn’t quite there yet for my

Posted by Charles  on  02/07  at  12:35 AM

Thanks for the review. I have read quite a few reviews of LG BD300 Blu-ray Player on different review sites. The player itself is awesome, as it is really easy to setup and it has a great picture; thou the disc load time is a little long as with all Blu-ray players. Netflix setup is easy, and the quality of the streaming video is better than I expected. I believe its very important to read the reviews before buying any device or gadgets. When it comes to reviews, there are a few sites that you rely on. is one such sites that I turn to quite frequently.

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