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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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.

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Written By Pat J, Lonbmeadow, MA on Friday, February 07, 2014

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Like it a lot.

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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.

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Written By JoeM, Charleston, SC on Friday, January 24, 2014

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No complaints!

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

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

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.

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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!

Sony BDP-S5100

Written By Anonymous, Winchester va on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Fast loading, great picture.

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)

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

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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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


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

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

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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Written By Anonymous, Springtown Tx. on Saturday, August 03, 2013

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Great price and easy to install,loads fast.

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.

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,.

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.

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


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.

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

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

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

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


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.

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


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Great Product

Written By GaryL, West Palm Beach, FL on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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Terrific product. Easy hook up to my Sony 5.1 receiver and HDTV via HDMI cables. Easy set up with on-screen menu and player's remote, including WiFi connection. Compact and quiet. Fast loading tray. Makes my HDTV a smart tv. Very satisfied. Excellent service, start to finish, from Crutchfield, as always.

Pros: Quality product from Sony.

Cons: None identified.