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3D Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Sony BDP-S5100

by David Brown
Sony

Blu-ray Disc players — the ultimate picture and sound

Blu-ray players deliver a better picture to your HDTV than any other available source. In fact, Blu-ray's 1080p picture is a perfect match for the 1080p screens found on most current TVs. Blu-ray movies also offer the most precise and realistic surround sound you can get. These players do a terrific job with standard DVDs, too — you'll see a cleaner, clearer picture with every disc in your collection. Many Blu-ray players can connect to the Internet for watching online movies from Netflix® and other video services.

When it comes to movies, leave no stone unturned

Don't settle for two dimensions. Add 3D to your home theater arsenal with Sony's BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player. Take advantage of your TV's incredible 1080p and 3D capabilities for amazing picture quality and three-dimensional effects without leaving your house. You say you don't own a 3D-compatible home theater receiver? No problem — you can still enjoy a thrilling movie experience. Simply connect an HDMI cable directly from the BDP-S5100 to your TV for flawless picture quality, and use the S5100's coaxial digital output to send the audio signal to your receiver. That way you can enjoy this player's advanced audio capabilities through your stereo or multichannel speakers.

Built-in Wi-Fi brings more movies home

The Sony BDP-S5100 offers viewing options far beyond your disc collection thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. With more than 100 apps for movies and shows like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, HuluPlus™, and YouTube™, your viewing options are practically endless. The SideView app also lets you control the player from your smartphone, transforming it into a powerful Wi-Fi remote. You can even push videos, movies, and photos from your compatible smartphone or tablet directly to the 'S5100 using your wireless home network. SideView features require both your player and smartphone to be connected to the same wireless network.

More ways to entertain

With a networked PC, you can stream videos, photos, and music to the 'S5100. Have a USB flash drive with photos and music? Pop it into the BDP-S5100's front-panel USB port and display your photos on your HDTV for instant slide shows. Or play MP3s through your home theater speakers — perfect for making party mixes without having to burn CDs. A thumb drive can also allow you to download BD-Live content from select Blu-ray discs, for access to bonus features like music and soundtrack information, behind-the-scenes trivia, and games.

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Key Features:

  • plays 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, SACDs, and rewriteable CDs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for wireless streaming with 100+ apps for playing TV shows, movies, and music, including Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube™, and Pandora Internet radio (subscriptions required for some services)
  • control the player and stream content from compatible smartphones and tablets with Sony's SideView app for Apple and Android devices (requires both devices to be connected to the same wireless home network)
  • fully enclosed optical drive offers improved protection against dust
  • Socialize™ feature allows you to make posts about movies, videos and music to social media
  • stream photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
  • remote control
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p, with video upconversion for DVD
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • front- and rear-panel USB ports for use with external hard drives and thumb drives
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for wired Internet connection
  • HDMI output (cable not included)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Surround Sound Decoding
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Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable
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Yes
Internet Movie Streaming
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Neftlix,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube
DLNA Certified
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Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control
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Yes
DVD Video Upconversion
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720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable
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Yes
CD-R/W Capable
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
WMA Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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Stereo
Multi-channel
DVD-Audio Playback
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No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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None
Digital Coaxial Output
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1
HDMI Outputs
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1
HDMI Version
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1.4
Ethernet Ports
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1
Analog Audio Outputs
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None
1080p Video Output
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Yes
Component Video Outputs
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RS-232C Port
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  • Single-disc Blu-ray player
  • Wireless remote control (RMT-B119A)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty information
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Disc and USB Compatibility
Video Section
Audio Section
Network/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc and USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
DVD DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
CD CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, SACD

Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 54 Mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the standard DVD format:

  • Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer colors.
  • Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
  • Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
  • Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. The BDP-S5100 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

Firmware Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the Internet. Occasionally, Sony may release updated firmware for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These updates are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the firmware automatically when connected to the Internet via broadband connection.

Note: The tested Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player contained firmware version M15.R.0042 with an immediate update for firmware version M15.R.0095 (as of 3/19/2013). Visit the Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.

SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just cannot hear on a normal CD.

Dual USB Ports: The front and rear-panel USB (type-A) ports allow you to play photo, videos, and music files on a connected USB device. The player can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture Devices (SICD) class devices. The player can recognize up to 500 folders/files. The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on certain Blue-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data which can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold separately).

Note: Not all USB devices are supported.

Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Sony Blu-ray disc player supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.

Media Format File Type
Audio MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
Video AVCHD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, WMV9, XVID
Photo JPEG, GIF, PNG

Video Section

Enclosed Optical Drive: The fully-enclosed optical drive keeps dust and particles away for optimal video playback.

HDMI (ver.1.4): The BDP-S5100's HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in one cable. The HDMI resolution can be fixed at 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p, or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your television.

Note: This player does not offer any analog audio/video outputs.

Precision Cinema HD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the BDP-S5100 is capable of upscaling the resolution of your standard DVDs. Output options include Auto (highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p (60 Hz video or 24 Hz), 1080i, or 720p. If necessary the output resolution can also be set to 480p or 480i. You can also choose to bypass the Blu-ray player's scaler, so the source material's original resolution is passed to your connected TV.

24p True Cinema: Movies are typically recorded on film with a frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second the BDP-S5100 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.

Triluminos Color: The BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player incorporates Sony's Triluminos Color technology to provide a wider color gamut with rich, authentic color and a far more natural viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.

3D-Ready w/ 2D-3D Conversion: The Sony BDP-S5100 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter and glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection. The Sony BDP-S5100 can also convert 2D (two-dimensional) video content into simulated 3D (three-dimensional) video when connected to a 3D-ready TV, with 3D-glasses. You can make adjustments to the 3D effect and 3D depth.

Deep Color: The Sony Blu-ray player supports a color depth of up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does not support Deep Color. The Deep Color function can be set to 10-bit, 12-bit, Auto, or Off.

x.v.Color: The BDP-S5100 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.

Screen Settings: The Sony BDP-S5100 features the following screen settings:

  • TV Type: You can select a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected Television's screen aspect ratio.
  • Screen Format: You can select the display configuration for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can choose Full or Normal (select when connected to a TV with a wide mode function; displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV) or Normal (changes the picture size to fit the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio).
  • DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures on a 4:3 screen TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan and Scan.

Video Settings: The BDP-S5100 offers the following video adjustments:

  • Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting environment.
  • BNR: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the picture.
  • MNR: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise)
  • I/P Noise Reduction: Improves the picture quality of Internet entertainment.

Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion Modes - (1) Auto mode automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method. (2) The Video mode is suited for video-based material and will always be selected regardless of the content.

BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.

Audio Section

Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-S5100 has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).

  • Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital processors using the coaxial digital output.
  • Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output.

DTS Neo:6: This surround sound setting outputs simulated multichannel sound from 2 channel sources via the player's HDMI output.

Audio Settings: The BDP-S5100 allows you to adjust the following audio settings.

  • AV SYNC: synchronize the picture and sound by delaying the audio output in relation to the picture output; 0 to 120 milliseconds
  • Audio DRC: The player offers three dynamic range compression levels - Auto, On, Off.

Digital Audio Outputs: The BDP-S5100 is equipped with a coaxial (RCA) digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output. Settings allow you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.

Network/Internet Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the Blu-ray player's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via Bravia Entertainment Network.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer.
  • Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony Blu-ray player also features built-in WiFi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The Blu-ray player's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the player with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 b/g/n access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the Sony BDP-S5100 has been connected to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your favorite internet content delivered to the Sony Blu-ray player via Bravia Internet Audio/Video, the Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while the built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL. The Opera TV Store lets you download additional apps.

  • Bravia Internet Audio/Video: Bravia Internet Audio/Video serves as a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to the Sony Blu-ray player. Bravia Internet Audio/Video allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos, and music from a large selection of entertainment apps.
  • Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony Blu-ray player. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and Gracenote Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to do basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites (text-based only). The Opera Internet Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet Video service. Some web-pages maybe too large for download.
  • Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a collection of additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps range from videos, games, weather, news, world clocks, and social networks.

Bravia Internet Audio/Video Library: Click here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content.. The chart below lists many of the popular pre-installed Bravia Internet apps (as of 3/14/2013).

App Categories Popular Apps
Movies Video Unlimited: Video Unlimited is the ultimate source for the latest hit movies, classics and TV shows from every major studio. Forget monthly subscriptions or late fees. Watch what you want, when you want. Buy or rent titles in SD, 1080p HD or 3D (select titles) up to 28 days before Netflix or Redbox.
Netflix 5.1: Unlimited Movies and TV episodes: For only $7.99 a month, instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streaming over the Internet to your Sony TV.
Hulu+: Hulu Plus lets you watch current hit TV shows, classic series, and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month with limited advertising.
Vudu: Vudu is an HD on-demand movie service. With over 3,000 movies available on-demand in streaming 1080p, VUDU offers you the world's largest HD movie catalog. You can watch new movies on Vudu the same day they're released on DVD. Vudu delivers 1080p vide with 5.1ch surround sound. There is no monthly subscription fee. Pay for only the movies you want to watch.
Flixster: Get the hottest new movie trailers from Flixster.
Amazon Instant Video: Amazon Instant Video lets you search, browse and rent your favorites instantly, right from your couch. Choose from over 90,000 movies and TV shows, including the latest new releases
SnagFilms: The best Indie movies on demand.
CinemaNow: CinemaNow is a digital entertainment service that offers instant access to an extensive library of premium video content for rental or purchase, including new release movies and TV shows, with no subscription required.
Crackle: The next-generation video entertainment network with hundreds of movies, TV shows and original series from the vast Sony Pictures library.
Music Music Unlimited: Music Unlimited offers you unlimited access to millions of songs from every major label. Forget syncing MP3 files across multiple devices; simply connect to the cloud to instantly experience the music you love anytime, anyplace. Enjoy timeless favorites or dare to try something new; all without paying for each track or album.
Pandora: Free, personalized internet radio playing only music you love. Pandora brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living room. Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just for you. Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your tastes and adapts stations to your feedback on the spot.
Slacker: Slacker is a free personalized radio service with millions of songs from thousands of artists. Simply select your favorite type of music from one of over 120 expert-programmed genre stations. As you listen, give feedback and the station becomes personalized just for you.
vTuner: vTuner offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites.
Berliner Philharmoniker: Enjoy one of the world's best orchestras directly from your connected Sony TV.
Social Media YouTube: The world's most popular online destination, comes to your Sony Connected Device. This forum allows people to discover and watch millions of originally-created videos.
Twitter: Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news. Get breaking news, headlines, and top stories from leading news sources, designed for the big screen.
Facebook: Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Sports XOS College Sports: Offers the largest digital library of college sports content, spanning 75+ years of competition. Watch full games, original programming, season highlights and documentaries both past and present. All the best conferences, teams and sports are here.
NHL Games: Watch live and archived NHL games.
GolfLink.com: Built for golfers, and covering over 21,000 courses, Golflink.com brings you everything you need to track and improve your game.
Billabong's: Snow, Surf, Skate and Wake action from around the globe, featuring Billabong's all-star athletes, swimwear and fashion models.
Lifestyle AOL HD: Watch the latest in technology from Engadget and TechCrunch, catch up on the latest celebrity gossip from Huffington Post, preview the latest movies from Moviefone, or even learn how to cook like a pro from personalities such as Curtis Stone, Sam Talbot and Gail Simmons - all from AOL HD.
eHow: Watch the latest videos from Howcast, your source for the best how-to videos. From how to write a resume - to how to survive a bear attack, Howcast shows you how to do just about anything; wherever and whenever you want to know how.
Livestrong: The destination for health, fitness and lifestyle videos. Take responsibility and live an active, healthy lifestyle every day.
Style.com: The definitive voice of fashion online, providing comprehensive coverage of the major fashion shows and authoritative reports on seasonal trends.
elgourmet.com: With original contents for those who know how to enjoy the pleasures of life, elgourmet.com offers 24 hrs of uninterrupted programming for experts in fine living.
Epicurious: Learn how to prepare dishes from around the world, tour celebrity kitchens and get tips on entertaining.
WealthTV: WealthTV is the premier luxury lifestyle and entertainment cable network that gives you a vicarious look into the American Dream. From the fastest cars to the most exotic destinations, WealthTV allows you to travel the world and live the good life without having to leave your living room.
uStudio: Professionally-produced video clips and how-to videos. Named 'Best of Web' by BusinessWeek readers in 2008.
DailyMotion: Engages your world with video of your interests and hobbies, eyewitness accounts of recent news and distant places and everything else from strange to spectacular.
News NPR: Acclaimed audio podcasts from National Public Radio featuring news, talk, and entertainment.
NewsLook: Whether you're interested in anything ranging from World News and US Politics to Recipes and Celebrity Gossip, NewsLook's topic based video RSS reader has everything you're looking for available in real time. Watch news on the go or from the comfort of your home on your connected Sony TV.

Note: Bravia Internet Audio/Video requires a home network with a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.

DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG/PNG/GIF), music (MP3/WMA/WAV), and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV/XVID) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the Sony BDP-S5100. The Blu-ray player can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection (via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Party Streaming: You can play music in other rooms simultaneously by connecting Sony products which are compatible with DLNA and the Party Streaming function.

Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote Metadata service instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are watching through the Blu-ray disc player internet connectivity. This easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre, jacket art and more right on the TV screen. You can also access select internet apps including YouTube and Qriocity to find related entertainment.

Note: Requires Internet connectivity. Some disc titles may not be supported by the Gracenote service.

BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The Sony Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via your home network and features front-panel USB port for additional storage.

Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.

Convenience Features

Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies, so discs start faster after they're inserted into the Blu-ray player. The Sony Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 2.7 seconds in Quick Start mode (25.1 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 18.7 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (35.3 seconds in normal mode).

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.

On-Screen Display: The Sony BDP-S5100 provides an OSD via its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. In addition, the unit offers a dot-matrix front-panel display.

Auto Display: The player automatically displays information on your TV screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio signals, etc..

Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent your display devices from becoming damaged.

Auto Standby: If any button on the player or remote is not pressed for more than 30 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby mode.

Parental Control: The Sony BDP-S5100 offers Parental Control settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.

Energy Star Compliant: The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player meets Energy Star 2.0 standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during both use and standby.

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote operates the Blu-ray player and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote even has a dedicated Netflix button for immediate access to your Netflix movies. The remote is also pre-programmed with power, input, and volume controls for several other brand TVs.

HDMI Control (Bravia Sync): Sony components compatible with the HDMI Control function can be controlled via the HDMI connection. This includes convenient features like One-Touch Play and System Power-Off.

Sony TV SideView App: With the free Sony TV SideView App, you can control the BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player and browse content from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply download the this app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. The TV SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony Blu-ray player. You can also view disc information and search for Sony Bravia Internet apps from your compatible mobile device. In addition, you can use your Apple iOS/Android device to stream your videos, pictures, and music stored on your Windows computer or DLNA server to the Blu-ray player and your connected TV.

Note: The Sony TV SideView App requires that the Sony Blu-ray player and your Apple iOS or Android device be connected to the same DLNA compatible wireless network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).

USB Keyboard Compatible: The Sony Blu-ray player also supports the connection of a USB 101 keyboard, which makes web browsing simpler.

 
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5 out of 5

Sony blu ray player

Written By Mav V., Nebraska on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The blu ray player worked quite well and has a beautiful picture. Easy to set up as well.
Pros:
ease of set up
Cons:
Still dont like the remote..same as the past few years models.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Anonymous, Northern michigan on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Good product. Had it for a month or so now, and it seems to work very well. Plays very well, and even seems to improve my existing dvd's also. The price was good compared to others I have shopped. It also has a multitude of other features such as video streaming from the internet. Its nice to be able to do this through this device rather than having to hook my computer to my tv, or watch on the laptop screen. Its also a nice looking product. Sounds silly, but i like that it isnt just another square black box, but rather a small geometric sculpture! Very happy, all-in-all, and would certainly recommend it for a cost effective blu ray that does a WHOLE lot more.
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5 out of 5

Great All-in-one-DVD player

Written By Tim A, New Fairfield,CT on Monday, March 31, 2014
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Easy set-up, great overall player, especially given the price. I was looking at a much higher priced 3D, Blu-Ray player and and some research I realized this one was worth the shot. The other player offered 4K upscaling which is something I didn't need for my situation. Really happy with this purchase. The Crutchfield advisors were great as always to work with.
Pros:
Great value for what you get
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5 out of 5

Don't bother with others

Written By mammy123, NYC on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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This Sony blu-ray player has it all! Fast streaming, no "network error" messages. Love this product! Thanks to Crutchfield for the competitive price and unbelievably fast shipping. Read Crutchfield's statement-that's what sold me.
Pros:
Stream immediately, excellent graphics, needs no dongle like older Sony model.
Cons:
Can't come up with any.
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4 out of 5

Sony 3D Blu-Ray

Written By Frank, DFW on Saturday, March 29, 2014
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So far no problems, but this is my second Sony Blu-Ray player
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5 out of 5

sony BDP-S5100 bluray player

Written By Elliott, Tewksbury MA. 01876 on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Only had a chance to use it one time but thought it was great easy to set up and understand.
Pros:
My wife could use it and she is not that Technical
Cons:
DO not have any as yet
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5 out of 5

Quality Video and Packed with Features

Written By Tony, Phila, PA on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Has most of the features the high end Oppo's have. Plays almost every imaginable disk, including SACD. The smart features connected wirelessly (or wired if preferred) to the net provide so many apps, like netflix, amazon prime, crackle...the list goes on and on. Oh and of course Blu-ray playback is amazing.
Pros:
Great form factor Smartv features
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

sony bdp s5100

Written By IAINTJOKIN, 77489 on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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The best 4 less
Pros:
Sleek design, and fast streaming
Cons:
Needs a remote that lights up in the dark.
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By VictorN, Gaeden Grove CA on Friday, March 14, 2014
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Very easy to set up and works as expected...
Pros:
Like the internet connectivity
Cons:
No HDMI cable
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4 out of 5

Works Well for the Price

Written By CaffeineMonkey, Redondo Beach, CA on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Purchased the unit as a replacement to a Sony Google TV Blu-ray player. I am making the switch because the old player would crash when streaming Netflix. I purchased this unit based on the price point as I have not had much luck with Sony product lately. The Netflix on this player works well and loads and plays DVD / Blu-ray discs well. Overall a good player.
Pros:
Price point Easy Setup
Cons:
Unusually slope design No front USB port or HDMI port for external devices
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By SteveD, Green Bay, wi on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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Easy set up plugged in HDMI cable and ready to go. Very easy to use with my Samsung Smart TV. Turn on DVD player put DVD in and TV automatically switches to correct input.
Pros:
Ease to setup and use
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Service

Written By swj, Bulverde, TX on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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Sony has a very good product with this machine. My order was processed quickly and delivered on time.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By William M, Powhatan, VA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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This player has a great picture and a very sleek look. Only downfall is that the way the top is curved and the buttons are on top, so i can't stack anything on top of it but overall performance is excellent
Pros:
great picture
Cons:
cannot stack anything on top
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5 out of 5

Nice DVD

Written By SA, New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014
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Really nice DVD player. Came free with the Sony TV I bought, so I thought wouldn't be great, but it has many features and 3D from Blu-Ray was great quality.
Pros:
Many features - some may be redudnant to TV features. Great quality 3D picture.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Wow

Written By LAC, Indianapolis on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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Blu-ray is a whole different experience. I feel mesmerized while watching movies. This is connected to my 65-inch Sony, which I also purchased from Crutchfield, and I couldn't be happier! Easy to operate, as well.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Pat J, Lonbmeadow, MA on Friday, February 07, 2014
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Like it a lot.
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5 out of 5

sony bdp-s5100 3-D blue-ray player

Written By Les B., Grants Pass, OR on Friday, January 31, 2014
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This player is awesome for the price. Worked better then I expected. I have been a customer for more then 15 yrs and have never been disappointed. Great customer service.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By JoeM, Charleston, SC on Friday, January 24, 2014
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No complaints!
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By New Blu Ray, Rochester, NY on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Shipping was fast. It's doing everything I expected from it and more. I find the streaming smart TV software is a great upgrade. I've always have good luck with Sony stuff, this player is no different.
Pros:
Great Smart TV options. Great Remote
Cons:
None so far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony Blu-Ray Player

Written By Trains2006, Austin, TX on Monday, January 20, 2014
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Quick delivery! Player functions as described. 3D rendering of Avatar by the player is spectacular. Set up is easy with on-screen guidance. Odd shape of unit does not lend itself to stacking (unless it is to be on top).
Pros:
Image quality, ease of set up and operation
Cons:
Odd shape of top of unit
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Little Blu-Ray Player

Written By JackiB, Florida on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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We purchased this player to go along with our new digital receiver so all our connections would be HDMI and "simple". We have been very happy with the player. It looks slick, was smaller than we thought it would be so it takes up less space than our previous DVD player, set up very easily and intuitively, and so far works great! Comes with a ton of apps!
Pros:
Easy to set up, works great, looks sharp!
Cons:
None I can think of.
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5 out of 5

Simple, Affordable, Can't ask for more!

Written By Mark, Ohio on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Setup is extremely simple. HDMI out to RX, setup the WIFI, add your Netflix/Hulu or other associated accounts and you are done. Upscaling up normal DVD's seems to work well and I haven't had any problems with any new Blu-ray Discs yet. My old system would have some problems from time to time playing newer discs even with the updated software.
Pros:
Easy Setup, Cost, Compatibility
Cons:
None that I have seen yet
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5 out of 5

Sony blueray dvd player

Written By Toniegm, LA,CA on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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I have been using Sony products and this DVD 3D blueray player is another excellent product. I had a concern with this player but a simple call to Crutchfield excellent customer service made my concern resolved. Happy and enjoying my new toys for 2014.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP S5100

Written By The Dude, Annapolis,MD on Monday, January 06, 2014
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Extremely easy to set up. Works great paired with Sony HT C660 sound bar.
Pros:
All HDMI connections made set up quick and easy
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5 out of 5

Great product!

Written By JJ, Saint Joseph, LA on Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Shopped around and read lots of reviews before buying this blue ray player! Nancy at Crutchfield was so helpful also because I had a special hook-up dealing with my older stereo receiver and tv box! Easy set-up, lots of features and fabulous price!!!! I couldn't be happier!
Pros:
great price, easy set-up, nice features
Cons:
none
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Gigi, Kansas City,Mo. on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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I was pleased. Has Over 50 Apps
Pros:
Excellent picture quality
Cons:
No cons
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5 out of 5

The Quality you expect

Written By KarlR, Sandy Hook, VA on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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I expect quality from Sony and this blue ray has it. I have played DVD, Blue Ray and 3D and it has worked great with them all. Easy to setup, easy to use. If you want a nice mid price player then you will do well with this one.
Pros:
Easy setup, easy use, Sony quality
Cons:
None that I have found yet
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100 is a great product

Written By JoeyD, Cave City, AR on Friday, December 20, 2013
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Great product. Easy setup and works well with my existing Sony sound system.
Pros:
Connects to the internet quickly and plays Netflix without issue. Lots of preinstalled apps. Small and sleek design. Allows internet explorer browsing.
Cons:
Does not have Flash Player, so some things you can't do while on internet, like watching videos.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player

Written By Bill W., Andover, OH on Monday, December 16, 2013
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Easy set-up and navigation. Great picture and sound.
Pros:
Great value!!
Cons:
As is normal, the shiny black piano finish is attractive, but collects dust quickly.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

SONY BLUE RAY PLAYER BDP-S5100

Written By CHARLIE, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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I purchased it because it got the best reviews. I wasn't disappointed...
Pros:
It's already set up to receive Netflix, etc... Easy to operate.
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By asabogal, Dallas, Texas on Friday, December 13, 2013
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Good player for the price. Did not come with a manual and is slow to load discs. Wi-fi was easy to set up.
Pros:
Small, inexpensive, easy to use. Has buttons on the unit in case you misplace the remote unlike the Sony Google Blu-Ray that this replaced.
Cons:
Slow to load.
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5 out of 5

Great Sony product

Written By Anonymous, South Lake Tahoe, Ca on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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This thing is small and lite and has a fantastic picture, complete WiFi with my all Sony set-up, Bravia Sync is a real winner.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By PatG, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 30, 2013
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The product was very easy to hook up and use. No problems connecting with Wi-Fi. Turns your TV into smart TV. Great product from Sony.
Pros:
Easy to set up and use
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Big Dog, AR on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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I got open box player was just like unopened was easy to set up &operate!
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Bob, Sand Diego, CA on Monday, November 18, 2013
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At this price and with all the features you would possibly need and plus a few more, and then they added the easiest setup you could hope for....there really is no other choice in my book. Great unit, love it! The other reviewers nailed this one...
Pros:
Ease of set up and use.
Cons:
None, yet
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5 out of 5

great bluray

Written By sher3, coeburn va, on Sunday, November 10, 2013
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Very pleased the setup was great, so easy for me to do because tech is not my specialty.
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4 out of 5

Sony Blue ray

Written By Scott, Elma NY on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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It is a nice player
Pros:
Easy set up,great picture and I love the wifi.Its great for getting software updates .Also great price.
Cons:
None for the price
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Anonymous, Milwaukee, WI on Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Nice Blu Ray player at a great price. Very fast ship.
Pros:
Great item and price.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Anonymous, Chicago on Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Easy to use and set up; lots of internet apps to use with it. Does not take up much space.
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By rbprivate, Greenwood, MO. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Loads fast and streaming works great. Easy setup.
Pros:
Streaming Netflix
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Blu-Ray player

Written By Matt, Kingsport, TN on Thursday, October 17, 2013
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For the money you can't go wrong with this Blu-Ray player. I had a Samsung, which was sooo slow loading up Blu-Rays and dvds. The Sony loads up so much faster! We love the Netflix app. I have had the Sony BDP-S5100 player for a while, and would definitely buy it again!!
Pros:
Ease of use, Number of apps, Fast loading, Good Price, Wireless, and Good picture
Cons:
nothing yet!
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5 out of 5

Great Blu-Ray Player

Written By Blumonte, Chino Valley,Az. on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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This Blu-Ray player offers the best picture and sound on the market today.The price is affordable and with all a of the added material like Netflix and U-Tube makes this a great product.
Pros:
Great Picture,easy to use
Cons:
no composite outputs.
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5 out of 5

Easy as 1 -2 -3 Very Nice BR DVD for Video Streaming

Written By Anonymous, Cedar Rapids IA on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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I downgraded my premium cable channels - very disappointed with the prices I was paying to watch 5-10 year old movies on HBO - this BR DVD fit the bill. I am an older senior partially retired and the set-this up and connect to Netflix was very smooth and effortless! I am so relieved I was fearful it would be stressful. I highly recommend for accessing video streaming - I have not tried Amazon, Hula or an other providers-- YET! Now I have access to some movies that are newer 2012 and I can select them when I want to for just 7.95 per month. Also picture quality is very noticeable on NON Blue-Ray DVD's!
Pros:
Easy Wireless connection, setup, Netflix access & registration effortless.Good picture quality and smooth streaming for ME!
Cons:
None - I would have liked the model with the small keypad remote!
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By John NY, New York on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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A nice unit at a good price that can paly all your CD/DVD needs.
Pros:
Quality product at a good price
Cons:
None
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2 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Anonymous, alexandria LA on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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the first unit received HDMI output had no signal to TV. Thanks to service department and one phone call a second unit was received within a week with a hassle free shipping back to Crutchfield. The second unit hooked up trouble free.
Pros:
an average DVD player
Cons:
first unit received HDMI did not connect with any TV
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2 out of 5

No app functionality

Written By Nick, Knoxville, TN on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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Despite description from Sony, this 2013 model actually doesn't have any smartphone/tablet app functionality. The 2012 models do, but not 2013. An update is due for 2013, but Sony rep couldn't provide a time estimate.

If you were planning on controlling this unit behind a cabinet with an app, it won't work. Otherwise a good unit.
Cons:
No app functionality.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By David M, Woodland, CA on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Have been using this player for a little over a week, with no problems! I have two other Sony Blu-ray players, I'm happy with them, as well! Got a good deal from the Crutchfield Outlet on a open box, everything was there and looked like new!
Pros:
Does what it was made to do, very well. Looks good. It's a Sony.
Cons:
The remote is the only con, it's not to bad, though!
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Anonymous, Winchester va on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Fast loading, great picture.
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5 out of 5

Lovely player, flawless

Written By CJV, NY, NY on Saturday, August 24, 2013
 
Lovely player, flawless, clear image rendering without wobbles and impeccable audio quality, including audio CDs. Only drawback is lack of a bluetooth remote option.
Pros:
Price, form factor, playback, audio quality
Cons:
No bluetooth (remote)
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5 out of 5

Excellent value

Written By Todd, Central Illinois on Monday, August 19, 2013
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This Blu-ray player works well, is quiet and easy to use.
Pros:
Price Features
Cons:
none yet
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5 out of 5

Great Blu-ray, great price

Written By Jim, Central VA on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
 
This is a great little blu-ray player at a great price. Personally, my primary concern with a blu-ray player is how well does it play blu-ray discs. This means I pay very close attention to clarity of picture and the players ability to process the soundtrack. After all, that's the whole reason they invented blu-ray in the first place, to give the home theatre an incredible HD experience. Its nice that these newer players can be hooked up to the internet and can stream content from the web, but its not why I buy a blu-ray player. All that being said, this player does its job extremely well. The picture is crystal clear and it can recreate the visual impact of movies beautifully. It also handles the sound track of today's HD movies beautifully as well. The players audio and video settings are very simple to set up and its WiFi set up is quick and easy also. The first thing the player does once it can connect to the internet is check for a firmware update which you can then download and install when you desire. The unit looks pretty cool and it has a very nice price point for all that you get. The only flaw that I see, and this is the same flaw I see with a lot of things made in today's market, is that it is made with cheap plastic. Its over all build quality leaves a bit to be desired. But since I don't plan on throwing the player around the house I guess I can live with this one weakness.
Pros:
Does what it is made to do very well and it does it at a nice price point.
Cons:
Build quality.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By John G, Wynantskill NY on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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Great Blu-Ray player.Excellent picture quality.Lots of great apps.A great buy for the price.
Pros:
Easy set-up.Fast loading.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

SONY BDP-S5100

Written By Lee, Lexington, Ky on Monday, August 05, 2013
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Excellent product. Best Blu-Ray I have owned. Easy to set-up, lots of apps, updates are quick. No issues and would buy this product again. Dual HDMI outputs--allows you to use just TV or run thru your Receiver/Surround system
Pros:
Ease of use, number of apps, quick loading
Cons:
Odd shape makes it difficult to stack with other equipment--it needs to go at the top
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By William, Conyers Ga. on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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Great Blue Ray Player, has a high quality picture.
Pros:
small and compact
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great disc player and network media client

Written By RobS, San Francisco, CA on Saturday, August 03, 2013
 
With this great product we not only upgraded an old DVD player to Blu-ray but also ditched our aging ROKU as well... it functions perfectly as a HD disc player and also accesses all the network content we were using (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Pandora, etc). The best part for us, though, was the built-in DLNA support -- we now have on-demand access to our library of hundreds of DVDs we put on an old Mac in our home. And of course, Crutchfield service and price were both great. HIGHLY recommend.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP=S5100

Written By Anonymous, Springtown Tx. on Saturday, August 03, 2013
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Great price and easy to install,loads fast.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Bill, Oklahoma City, OK on Friday, August 02, 2013
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Great value for the money. I would buy it again.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By GailM, Richmond, VA on Friday, July 26, 2013
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Excellent blu-ray. It was very easy to set up, and it loads faster than my previous blu-ray. Movies look great. Crutchfield is my go to electronics company,.
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4 out of 5

Good value

Written By Mac, Kissimmee, FL on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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The product was on sale, for 20 off. This is my second Blu ray player, the first being a discount store special that was given to me. The Sony is a better sorted product, allowing easier access to more features. The image quality is a little better. The sound is about the same. It could be my imagination, but I think my old Denon DVD player had better sound than either of the Blu ray players. Perhaps because my old HK AVR does not pull sound from the HDMI cable and although the Sony does offer user selection options on the digital co-axial output (unlike the cheeper blu ray player) I think it sends its best sound through the HDMI cable. My Denon DVD player sent its best and only sound through the digital co-axial output.
Pros:
Value, image quality, ease of use.
Cons:
Due to it's unique shape it does look odd when stacked on another bit of equipment. But it looks good on a piece of modern furniture, or even better on a great piece of mid-century modern furniture. Just in case you happen to have something like that.
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5 out of 5

Sony BluRay

Written By Jack, Sarasota, Fl on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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Appears great. Only had 10 days. The previous Samsung BluRay player quit working after 18 months. Won't buy another one of them.
Cons:
Controls on top
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4 out of 5

SONY BDP-S5100

Written By JimmyT, L.A ,California on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Excellent picture quality.Has all the sound decoders if needed.Fast loading.Hard to see manual controls.should have been placed in the front not on the top.Excellent value.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Pete, LOng Island NY on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Amazing machine-great picture and sound-a MUST for Sony TV owners. Simple set up-Now comes with HDMI cable included. prior reviews said there was no HDMI and a too short optical cable. Sony must have listened - now HDMI is included.
Pros:
HDMI -great picture/sound-simple set up
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By DarylB, Waxhaw,NC on Friday, July 05, 2013
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Awesome! everything I expected!
Pros:
Great BR 3D for the price
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Overall good, but a few very annoying shortcomings.

Written By Kyle A, Cincinnati, OH on Thursday, July 04, 2013
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Overall a good Blu-Ray player- loads quickly and haven't had any problems playing content. It also looks great! I would give it 5/5, but there are two big shortcomings that are so annoying I could not give it more than 3 stars. First, the resume function on Blu-Ray works about 1 out of 10 times. Very odd, because my Sony DVD player I bought about 13 years ago does this flawlessly. Second, the resume feature in Hulu does not work at all. I don't watch much TV, so I cancelled my cable subscription and signed up for Hulu, and it's a real bummer having to watch all the commercials again when you have to resume an hour-long TV show after stopping it 10 minutes from the end.
Pros:
-Great looking asymmetrical design! -Fast loading/processing for Blu-Ray and Apps -Great video playback via USB -Good size -Easy setup -WiFi connection is very stable -Netflix button on the remote
Cons:
-No resume feature in Hulu -Blu-Ray resume rarely works -Auto-shutoff can't be disabled -Network video streaming doesn't work well -No optical digital output, but that's not a huge problem
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5 out of 5

Wonderful Sound

Written By tsunamisboy, Huntersville, NC on Thursday, July 04, 2013
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The sound quality through Blu-ray is simple amazing. Much better than the sound I was getting through the PS3.
Pros:
Inexpensive
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3 out of 5

GREAT AS A BLURAY PLAYER

Written By njw, Bradford, PA on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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This was a bonus with the Sony KDL70R550A LED TV and works great for playing DVDs and Blurays. The internet features leave a lot to be desired, but don't use the player for those features. Wireless connection to the internet was easy to set up, but I have yet to be able to access the Sony Entertainment Network or any other internet features. Player indicates that it is connected wirelessly to the internet, but always reverts back to step one of connecting to internet content when I push the SEN button on the remote and never gets past that so I can enter the access code. Sony was not much help in resolving the problem as they indicated that I needed to enter the internet access code which I already know, but am not able to get that far in the process as indicated above.
Pros:
Great DVD/Bluray player - much faster loading than my older Sony players.
Cons:
Internet features not accessible.
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5 out of 5

BDP-S5100 excellent blu-ray

Written By proaudio, Enid, ok on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Fast loading, awesome wireless reception, nice widgets, price was cheap and excellent crutchfield service
Pros:
Easy to use,price was right, fast loading disc, nice widgets Netflix, vudo , amazon, Pandora etc
Cons:
none so far
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5 out of 5

BDP-S5100

Written By L H, Philadelphia, MO on Saturday, June 22, 2013
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Great service , Fast delivery,No shipment damage,Competive priceing
Pros:
DVD player is as described on website
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Brian, SCW AZ on Friday, June 21, 2013
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This unit is light weight but performs well and has a full feature set for the price.
Pros:
This player loads Audio and Video Discs much faster than my previous Sony BDP -S570. The dedicated Netflix and SEN buttons on the remote are convenient but slower to load than accessing the main menu. The On Screen Display now lists the Wi-Fi download speed.
Cons:
The Coaxial Digital Output is limited to 24Bit/48KHz output regardless of the Disc Audio formats. I did not test the HDMI audio output.
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5 out of 5

Fantastic 3D Blu Ray Player

Written By Philip P, Euless, TX on Friday, June 21, 2013
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My last Blu Ray player was a Samsung and loading Blu Rays took FOREVER. I read the reviews and settled on the BDP-S5100's predecessor. When it wasn't available, I gave this one a shot and I wasn't disappointed. Very fast loading and flawless playing on the Samsung 60" 3D TV I bought from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Fast, excellent on screen controls reminiscent of the Playstation3.
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5 out of 5

Sony BD{-S5100

Written By Wolfman, Pueblo West, CO on Monday, June 17, 2013
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A little more expensive than I wanted to spend.
Pros:
Somewhat expensive but a very good DVD player. Works perfectly and has many features.
Cons:
None I can think of.
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By KeithL, Ben Lomond, CA on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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So far so good. I removed and replaced my previous BluRay player with the Sony BDP-S5100 last night. The player is extremely easy to get connected to our local WiFi network and to do the SW update that was waiting for it. We watched a couple of Game of Thrones episodes with improved loading speed, no hang-ups ["old" yamaha blu-ray player would get stuck] and found it easy to use. Picture quality is good on a high def TV with all of the motion in the video we were watching.
Pros:
small, quiet, easy to install, options for power stand-by mode, good quality output on a large format TV.
Cons:
does require logging on with a computer to register the player if you want to access Pandora etc.
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5 out of 5

Great unit!

Written By JoeR, Pittsburgh,PA on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Easy setup. Good price. Good quality. Good support by Crutchfield.
Pros:
Easy setup Good price
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Generally okay. Room for improvement.

Written By GregW, Avon CT on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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This is my first BD player so I don't really have much to compare it to. Starts up fairly quickly and I didn't notice any problems with the presentation. The only thing that bugs me is that it doesn't seem very reliable about remembering where you left off if you stop playing a movie and come back later. I'm a bit spoiled by my DVD player that retains information for something like the last 30 discs it's seen, I guess.
Pros:
Inexpensive, good aesthetics, good rendering
Cons:
Stop/resume issue
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4 out of 5

nice Blue Ray

Written By Jackie, Ogallala, NE on Friday, May 17, 2013
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took me a bit longer to set this up with my older TV, but perseverance paid off and I got it up and running. not too bad though to figure out. Like anything new it just takes a bit to get it figured out. Easy though for the novice
Pros:
fairly straight forward set up
Cons:
the manual like all manuals now a days you about need a magnifying glass to read.
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5 out of 5

One Of The Best

Written By dansb, Mishawaka IN on Thursday, May 16, 2013
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I purchased this Sony due to the number of file formats it will play. I can watch just about any video formats including downloaded files. The player has been downsized from earlier models and its simple looks makes a very elegant display. Lots of WiFi content too!
Pros:
price, looks, compatibility
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Outstanding Blu Ray DVD Player. Crutchfield was a pleasure to deal wit

Written By Arnie W, Atlanta GA on Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Another great transaction from CRUTCHFIELD. Like all my other purchased, Crutchfield was a pleasure to deal with.

This DVD player is ergonomically designed on the outside. The Sony product permits a full range of options to link via your WiFi network to other services to maximize your entertainment enjoyment.

I replaced an older Blu Ray player which was not upgraded to accept the newest Blu Ray discs and it also was very slow. Since the Sony BDP-S5100 is WiFi connected, I imagine that its firmware is fully upgradable when a new software upgrade is released. The Sony BDP-S5100 is very fast loading and is fully integrated with my new Sony A/V receiver. As soon as I load a DVD, the receiver switches inputs to the Blu Ray DVD setting and it couldn't be simpler to use.

Again, I would highly recommend the BDP-S5100 to anybody regardless of receiver brand since it is a good value for the money.

Finally, Crutchfield has my vote of confidence since they have tech support after the sale, great prices and great information before the sale, like a "chat" room, and telephone support.
Pros:
Looks, speed, wifi, integrates with Sony receiver, HDMI connect
Cons:
none