Overall, the remote is usable, but there are some key missteps that keep it from earning our praise.The biggest annoyance is the design of the buttons--they're all similarly sized, the same height, and mostly adjacent to each other, which makes the clicker difficult to navigate by feel in a dark home theater.Design While Sony may be known for the glitzy exteriors of its HDTVs, home theater systems, and yes, game consoles, the BDP-S300's design is pure understatement.The simple rectangular component sports a LED display on the bottom half of its face, and in the upper right section there are some basic playback controls, including handy chapter forward and backward buttons.In a digital age in which technology advances at an ever increasing rate, it is sometimes necessary to perform firmware updates on products in order to keep up with new products and formats.
While there aren't any players that can currently handle DTS-HD Master Audio, the Panasonic DMP-BD10A, Sony's Play Station 3 and BDP-S1, plus all HD DVD players can currently decode Dolby True HD.
Features The main feature of the BDP-S300, of course, is its ability to play Blu-ray discs.
It can also play standard-definition DVDs and upconvert them to higher resolutions (more on that below).
All current products are able to download updates directly from the Denon server using your internet connection.
This would be initiated through the menu of the Denon unit.