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3D Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Sony BDP-S5200

by Jeff Miller
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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.

Three dimensions of viewing pleasure

Have a 3D capable HDTV? Why not see what it can do? Pop a 3D Blu-ray disc in the Sony BDP-S5200, and enjoy a theater-like visual spectacle — while in the comfort of your own living room. You can even display standard Blu-ray discs in 3D using Sony's optional conversion feature. Of course, if your TV is not 3D ready, or if you're watching something that lends itself better to two dimensions, you're covered there too. The BDP-S5200 plays Blu-rays in full 1080p HD, and video upconversion for DVDs ensures a quality picture with your older discs too.

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Wireless setup and phone mirroring

Forget the clunky, sluggish streaming experience of years ago. Connecting to your home Wi-Fi network is faster and simpler than ever with the BDP-S5200. Its user-friendly menu and built-in Wi-Fi combine to speed everything up. The 'S5200 offers over 200 online apps to choose from, including Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™ and Amazon Instant Video. Sharing personal photos and videos has also never been easier. Using Miracast™ technology, the BDP-S5200 lets you “push” what you see on your smartphone or tablet onto your TV's big screen. This type of stuff used to only exist in the imagination of science fiction writers, but now it's a reality.

Binge-watchers welcome

Say you're catching up on that show that everyone talks about. You plowed through the first two seasons on one of the streaming services. Now you're ready to jump into that Season Three Blu-ray box set you received as a gift. Pop the first disc in the 'S5200 and within seconds you'll be immersed in the beautiful scenery and hanging on every line of dialogue. You'll find the BDP-S5200 very accommodating to your marathon viewing habits.

Key Features:

  • plays 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable CDs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for wireless streaming with 200+ apps for playing TV shows, movies, and music, including Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube™, and Pandora (subscriptions required for some services)
  • Miracast-compatible — screen-mirroring with Miracast-compatible smartphones and tablets
  • 2D to 3D conversion option for Blu-ray and standard DVDs
  • Quick Start/Load mode swiftly queues up a disc from the "off" position
  • Socialize™ feature allows you to make posts about movies, videos and music to social media
  • 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)
  • 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-panel USB port for use with external hard drives and thumb drives
  • HDMI output
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for Internet connectivity
  • 10-1/2"W x 1-3/4"H x 9-1/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Neftlix,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube
DLNA Certified Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control Yes
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
WMA Playback Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output None
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.4
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs None
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None
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What's in the box?

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  • Single-disc Blu-ray player
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • Wireless remote control (RMT-B126A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Simple Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration
  • DIRECTV brochure

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Disc & USB Compatibility
Video Section
Audio Section
Network/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S5200 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

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray  disc is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc provides these key features and advantages

  • 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full 1080p video resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
  • 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the capacity of standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual layer disc.
  • 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
  • Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as seamless menu navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
  • DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to continue to view and enjoy your existing DVD library.

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-S5200 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-S5200 Blu-ray player contained firmware version M20.R.0071 (as of 3/5/2014). Visit the Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.

USB Port:  The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows 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 Blu-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).

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, MPO

Video Section

HDMI (ver.1.4): The BDP-S5200's HDMI (v.1.4) 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-S5200 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 Output: 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-S5200 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-S5200 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-S5200 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-S5200 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 image 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. 

Screen Settings: The Sony BDP-S5200 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 Size: For 3D viewing, you will need to set the screen size of your 3D-compatible TV.
  • 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 & Scan.

Video Settings: The BDP-S5200 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-S5200 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.

Digital Audio Outputs: The BDP-S5200 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.

Audio Settings: The BDP-S5200 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.

Network/Internet Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony BDP-S5200 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-S5200 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), 2.4GHz band, and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the Sony BDP-S5200 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.
Note: Sony's Bravia Entertainment Network 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.

Bravia Internet Audio/Video Library: Click here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content (over 200 streaming services). The chart below lists many of the popular pre-installed Bravia Internet apps (as of 3/5/2014).

App Categories Pre-Installed Apps
Movies Video Unlimited, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Flixster, and more.
Music Music Unlimited, Pandora, Slacker,Berliner Philharmoniker, NPR, and more.
Social Media YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and more.
Sports MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter, NBA Game Time, AAC Digital Network, XOS College Sports, GolfLink.com, Billabong's, and more.
Lifestyle AOL On, eHow, Livestrong, Style.com, elgourmet.com, Epicurious, iFood.tv, Concierge.com, Wired, uStudio, and more.
News NewsLook, TV Guide, CelebTV, TMZ, WeatherNation, and more.
Note: Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.

Miracast Technology: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) through the Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.

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 7/8 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server/Android device) through the Sony BDP-S5200 - up to 999 files/folders. 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.

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 0.3 seconds in Quick Start mode (24.1 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 20.7 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (35.7 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-S5200 provides an OSD via its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. The unit does not offer a 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 20 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby mode.

Parental Control: The Sony BDP-S5200 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-S5200 Blu-ray player meets Energy Star 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-S5200 Blu-ray player and browse content from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply download 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 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 BDP-S5200

Written By Bonnie, Indiana on Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Excellent Blu Ray Player. It performs wonderfully and no glitches at all. Loads Blu Ray's fast.
Pros:
Top of the line Blu Ray Player
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

great for the price

Written By yangermanagement, Mangilao, Guam on Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Not only it plays 3D blu ray movies the interface is just very easy and full of apps you can download. the best part it can load my 2TB USB harddrive as fast as on my computer. and it plays all the movie files I have on the harddrive and upscale the none HD to HD.
Pros:
fast and compatible and easy to use and price is great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5200

Written By Anonymous, Harrisonburg, Va on Tuesday, September 09, 2014
 
love it
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5 out of 5

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Written By Tony, Ponce Inlet FL on Thursday, September 04, 2014
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Reasonable price, easy to install / hook up, very good performance.
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5 out of 5

Good product, I would not feel regret at any moment for this prduct

Written By Camcheese59, Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, August 24, 2014
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I like this product more than I expect
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4 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5200

Written By Anonymous, dyke on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Cheap and loaded with features
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5 out of 5

Great for what I need it for

Written By JoshB, Reston, VA on Friday, June 27, 2014
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I use the S5200 for just playing blue rays and 3d blu rays through an hdmi cable. I don't use any of the wireless features or apps. That being said for movie playback and 3d playback, it is extremely fast and gives a great picture. Great for the $.
Pros:
Small and compact, great picture, great 3d imaging
Cons:
Odd shape with the top not being flat is about it
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony BDP-S5200 is an adequate Blu-ray player

Written By AlanP, Austin, TX on Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Our Sony BDP-S5200 has been used over a month, satisfying our needs perfectly. I was already looking to replace to our outmoded Blu-ray player when lightning damaged our Panasonic plasma tv through the TiVo box. We chose a Sony LED-LCD set to replace it and this player seemed a no-brainer with all the boxes checked. It is 3D capable, networks wirelessly w/streaming apps, has a separate digital audio out (for occasional use of an antiquated but adequate pre-HDMI 5.1 Surround Sound receiver), and it plays MP4s and other digital files from USB or disc. There were few reviews to read, but I took a chance on it anyway.

It was a 'scratch-and-dent' unit from Crutchfield's outlet. There's no printed manual included, and the warranty materials were missing, but no problem. Out of the box it seemed more substantial than expected. For its diminutive size, it seemed heavy enough. First-time-on setup was intuitive. It found the home wifi and was connected easily. It immediately found and installed several system updates. I did not need to change any of its defaults. It has played any media I've put into it. HD streaming from YouTube and Amazon has been free from problems. It operates much quicker than the old Blu-ray player. CDs sound better than if played on a retired Magnavox CDB650 player which is also connected to the AV receiver. I would recommend this as an excellent basic all-media player for a more casual video user.
Pros:
Flexible all-purpose media player. Compact, attractive design. Easy setup and operation. Wireless networking is a big plus.
Cons:
None so far
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2 out of 5

Real issues with 3D, connectivity and occasionally needs rebooting.

Written By PerryR, Saint Charles, IL on Monday, May 19, 2014
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My bandwidth is 24.3Mb/S. There are no errors or dropped frames; When I launch a Netflix 3D movie, I get the message "connection speed is too slow for 3D". When I launch the 3D movie again, it may give the same message or it may play. When it does play, it can play right through to the end of the movie; however, sometimes it plays only for 20 seconds, then stops the movie to reload. This can repeat every 20 seconds, continuously. At that point, as advised by Sony, we unplugged and plugged back in the BDPS5200. Sometimes this worked but sometimes it did not. When it did not work, we loaded the same movie as 2D. In 2D it played right through to the end of the movie with no loading issues. It may have something to do with the fact that you must go through Sony's network to get to Netflix. I and many others believe it is going through their network that may be the problem, regardless of which Sony player you have.

Sometimes I get the message that the network is not accessible when launching Netflix. I am using wired Ethernet so I could eliminate any WiFi connection issues. Its a solid connection. To test the connection, I disconnected the Ethernet from the BDPS5200 and attached it to my laptop. No problem. Blazing fast. Connected back to the BDPS5200, "network is not accessible". Pulled the plug on the player, plugged it back in, waited for 1-2 minutes, tried it again and it worked.

The player didn't recognize a Blu Ray DVD. Had to unplug the power and plug it back in to work.
Pros:
Pros: It has a nice HD picture. It has a sleek attractive design. The remote operates at a reasonable distance and is intuitive. Love the big red Netflix button for immediate connection to streaming Netflix without going through the menus. Lots of channel choices on their network. Boots up fast. Starts playing fast.
Cons:
Small Cons: There is no user manual, you have to download it. After powering up, it looks like its ready to go. You can see all the streaming channel icons; however, it needs more time to get connected to the network. if you try to connect, you can get a connection error. Be patient and try again. It would have been nice if they put up an icon or some indicator that said it was now connected to the network instead of leaving us to guess.
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1 out of 5

Strike Two

Written By BSDDS, Little Rock, AR on Thursday, May 01, 2014
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The unit froze up twice during setup, and froze up twice again while playing a Blu-Ray disk. Crutchfield cheerfully let me return the player and apply the price toward a Yamaha Blu-Ray player.
Pros:
Lightweight, Straightforward setup.
Cons:
Quality control problem.
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1 out of 5

Wifi not working

Written By Opally, Asheville, NC on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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First one didn't see the network, and didn't connect when the network SSID was entered manually. No diagnostics available. Exchanging for another one of the same model. Perhaps a defective or weak Wifi? I wonder how to tell which BD players have strong wifi?
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2 questions already asked

Can this recognize a 3 TB external HDD or is it limited to only 1 TB? [ Ying Moua  May 10, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • Nope sorry have no idea. Hey Ying. Get back to work. :) [ Michelle   May 11, 2014 ]
  • I do not know. [ JOHN   May 10, 2014 ]
Can you use a USB external disk drive to playback on this (namely Samsung USB 1TB drive)? [ Simon C  Apr 03, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • Yes [ DANNY R   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • I don't see why not. You could play flash drives. External disk drive would be the same. But I haven't tried it. [ JORGE   Apr 04, 2014 ]

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