The LG BD300 is a feature-packed Blu-ray player with BD-Live, a USB port for viewing multimedia, and Netflix on-demand streaming. For $350, though, we expected better-looking images. In the PC World Test Center's evaluation, our judges scored the images as Good or Very Good, but we noticed some issues. For example, one of us thought certain scenes in our test movie showed too much contrast, while another judge noted artifacts in the sky.
If the price were a little lower, or the image quality more consistent, the LG BD300 would be a knockout. As it stands, it's a solid player, and for now it remains the most affordable choice if you're determined to have your Blu-ray and your Netflix, too.