Updating firmware bdp s300
The only thing we missed here was an Ethernet port.
This feature – present on Samsung BD-P1400 and other players – is really handy for firmware upgrade, allowing you to upgrade the firmware by just connecting your player to the internet and selecting an option from its menu.
The player has received firmware updates since its release, the most recent one being released in 2012.
The Sony BDP-S1 does not come with a built-in ethernet or Wi-Fi connection, therefore it has no online capabilities.
All Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players should come with one HDMI cable, especially because stores like Best Buy, Circuit City and even Wal-Mart charges a lot for HDMI cables (over USD 40), and this cable can be bought on-line at for less than USD 10.
It seems that a lot of people research for prices on the player, but forget about researching for prices on the HDMI cable. You can see this unit’s remote control in Figure 4.
Let’s see how Sony BDP-S300 looks like and its weak and strong points. In Figure 2, you can see all the connectors available on BDP-S300.
It offers HDMI, component video, S-video and composite video outputs.
The player is capable of decoding Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, LPCM, and DTS core.
It is capable of controlling TVs from 18 other brands, like LG, Panasonic, Phillips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba.
The Sony BDP-S1 is a first generation Blu-ray Disc (BD) player and is the first such player released in North America.
During its initial release, there were reported issues with certain BD-ROM movie discs, namely BD-J functionality.
The discs played incorrectly or would not play at all.
We wonder why someone would connect a Blu-Ray player to a TV using composite video or S-video, but the option is there (maybe for users willing to watch DVDs on CRT-based TV sets).