format gained great momentum in the past several months, and
we’re going to capitalize on that with the new mode.
Chris Fawcett, Vice President of Marketing, Sony
Electronics, Home Product Division
The BDP-S300 is expected to broaden the high-definition disc
“The BD format gained great momentum in the past several months,
and we’re going to capitalize on that with the new model,” said
Chris Fawcett, vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics’
Home Product Division. “The player gives a broader consumer
segment the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality of
Blu-ray Disc format at a competitive price.”
The new model can output 1920 x 1080/24p high-definition video,
currently the highest resolution high-definition signal
available through an HDMI™ connection. The player supports
various video formats, including MPEG2, MPEG4-AVC and VC1.
An analog component
output for 1080i (interlaced) is available as well.
The BD player is compatible with most standard DVDs. The unit has optical and coaxial digital audio out,
along with 5.1 channel decoding capability for backward
compatibility with existing receivers.