Disc and USB Compatibility
Disc and USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc
||BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
||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.
||MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
||AVCHD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,
MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, WMV9, XVID
||JPEG, GIF, PNG
Enclosed Optical Drive: The fully-enclosed optical drive keeps dust and particles away for optimal video
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
Note: This player does not offer any analog
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
- 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
Video Settings: The BDP-S5100 offers the following video
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset
pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting
- BNR: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the
- MNR: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines
- I/P Noise Reduction: Improves the picture quality of
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.
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.
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
- Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Inter