Samsung BD-E8500M 500GB vs Sony BDP-S300

Full Comparison

General

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TV tuner, digital
yesYes
noNo

Connectivity

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Analogue RCA (5.1/7.1) out
yesYes
yesYes
Type of analogue RCA
7.1
5.1
HDMI
yesYes
yesYes
Number of HDMI inputs
noNo
noNo
Number of HDMI outputs
1
1
SCART out
noNo
noNo
USB
yesYes
noNo
Ethernet connection
yesYes
noNo
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
noNo

Image properties

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Supported formats (Blu-ray)
720p, 1080i, 1080p
720p, 1080i, 1080p

Decoders

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Audio format
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS
Supported audio files
AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WMA
MP3
Supported image files
BMP, JPEG/JPG, PNG
JPEG/JPG
Supported video files
AVC/H.264, AVCHD, AVI, DivX HD, DivX, Matroska (MKV), MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, TS, WMV
AVCHD, MPEG2, MPEG4

Dimensions

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Width
430 mm
430 mm
Height
56.5 mm
79 mm
Depth
300 mm
375 mm
Weight
3.3 kg
4.5 kg

Compatibility

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3D support (3D-Ready)
yesYes
noNo
DLNA certified
noNo
noNo
Region free
noNo
noNo
Ultra HD Blu-ray
noNo
noNo

Storage

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Blu-ray recording
noNo
noNo
Built-in hard drive
yesYes
noNo
Playable discs (recordable media)
BD-R, BD-RE, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
BD-R, BD-RE, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW