Disc Compatibility: The BDP-S5000ES is compatible with many disc types:
Blu-ray Discs (including DL)
- BD-RE/BD-R: recordable Blu-ray Discs (including DL)
- DVD-Video: pre-recorded DVD
- DVD-R: record once DVD
- DVD-RW: rewritable DVD
record once DVD (including DL)
- DVD+RW: rewritable DVD
- CD: pre-recorded CD
- CD-R: record once CD-DA (music CD format only)
- CD-RW: rewritable CD CD-DA (music CD format only)
Region Code: 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-S5000ES 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.
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is
a new 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 Digital Plus and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Much 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.
- Compatibility with your current disc
collections: 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: 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
Blu-ray Disc Java (BD-J): The BD-ROM format supports Java
for interactive functions. BD-J offers content providers almost unlimited
functionality when creating interactive BD-ROM titles. Note: In order to enjoy these interactive features, you may need to update your player with the latest firmware.
AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital video camera format used
to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD, using an efficient
data compression coding technology. The format is designed to compress
video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high definition
video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on DVD
discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition signal.
JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG still picture files
recorded onto the following discs BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R,
CD-R, and CD-RW. Still images on your disc can be viewed in a Slide-Show as well
as rotated 90-degrees left or right.
Movie Files: The BDP-S5000ES can play MPEG2 movie files recorded on DVD-R/RW discs (Video and VR
mode) and DVD+R/RW discs (VR mode only). Movie title information is displayed on screen. You can search for a title
directly using the on screen keyboard or sort titles alphabetically or by date.
Quick Start: This feature shortens the startup time from standby mode.
You can operate the player quickly after turning it on.
Auto Power Off: The player automatically turns off if you do not press
any of the buttons on the player or remote for more than 30 minutes, unless you
are playing a disc or up dating software.
Parental Control: The Sony
BDP-S5000ES offers three Parental Control settings protected by a custom user
- BD Parental Control:
Playback of some BD-ROMs can be limited according to the age of the users.
Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes.
- DVD Parental Control:
Playback of some DVD Videos can be limited according to the age of the
users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes.
- Parental Control Region Code:
Playback of some BD-ROMs or DVD Videos can be limited according to the
geographic area. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes.
Dual Shield Construction: The BDP-S5000ES model features
dual shield construction, which prevents dust from collecting on the BD drive,
and a rigid drive bracket to minimize vibration.
Rigid Beam Construction: The player also utilizes a rigid
beam chassis that reduces internal vibration, improving playback.
Aluminum Construction: The unit's aluminum insulator feet
and aluminum top panel help isolate the player from external vibrations.
Separated Audio And Video Circuit Boards: The player's
separate audio and video boards deliver better sound and picture quality be
14-Bit HD Video Processor: The BDP-S5000ES's new 14-bit HD
video processor improves standard definition and high-definition picture quality
enabling extraordinarily smooth and detailed picture quality.
HD Reality Enhancer/Super Bit Mapping: By analyzing every
pixel of the video coming off the disc, the player can automatically adjust the
picture and enhance it to provide the optimum Image Quality. These two
components of This player's chipset allows for reference quality video playback
and quality. The unit's HD Reality Enhancer offers the following selectable
- Enhance: enhances the scene picture outline pixel by pixel from
-3 to +3
- Smoothing: smoothes the gradation on flat parts of the picture;
set to Standard, High, or Off
- FGR: reduces film grain; set to 0 to +3
x.v.Color: The BDP-S5000ES supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when
they become available in the future.
Deep Color: The Sony BDP-S5000ES supports a color depth of up to 12
bits allowing for more accurate color reproduction than when connected to an TV
that also supports Deep Color.
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-S5000ES
will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format)
with no need for conversion.
Through the HDMI output, BDP-S5000ES has a 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixel) output option,
at either the 60 Hz video or 24 Hz film frame rates.
Precision Cinema HD Upscaling: Precision Cinema HD Upscale
circuitry uses high bandwidth digital-to-analog conversion and processing to
detect image changes at the pixel level, rather than at the level of whole scan
lines. Additionally, separate algorithms are used to process the moving and
still parts of an image, resulting in sharper backgrounds with moving objects
that are nearly free from motion artifacts. The BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray disc player is capable
of upscaling your standard 480i DVD disc to 1080p via HDMI.
Video Settings: The Sony
BDP-S5000ES features the following video 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 select from the following.
- Original: select
this when connect 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
- Fixed Aspect Ratio:
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.
The BDP-S5000ES offers the following picture adjustments.
- Picture Quality: You can choose from three picture quality
- Brighter Room: use when the room is brighter than normal
- Theater Room: use when the room is dark
- Standard: use in a typical room
- Video Equalizer: allows you to manually adjust contrast, brightness,
chroma, hue, sharpness, and gamma
- Noise Reduction: This function reduces the noise in the picture.
- FNR: This feature can be activated to reduce random noise
appearing in the picture.
- BNR: This function can be activated to reduce the mosaic-like
block noise in the picture.
- MNR: This feature can be activated to reduce minor noise around
the picture outlines (mosquito noise).
Resume Play: Resume
play allows you to resume playback of a disc from the point where you last
stopped. The stopping point is cleared when the Stop button is pressed more than
once, the disc tray is opened, the player is turned off, or any of the settings
on the player are changed.
Playback Memory: When you play a Blu-ray disc or DVD disc, the
BDP-S5000ES stores the pictures settings for each disc, letting you play the
same disc with the same settings later. The player can store picture settings
for up to 50 discs.
Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not use the
player for more than 15 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 device from becoming damage from ghosting.
Dimmer: You can adjust the lighting of the unit's front panel display
from Bright, Dark or Off.
R-Core Transformer: Because of the unique design of this transformer
it has an inherently low radiated hum and noise ratio as compared to other types
of transformers. This translates to a better power supply for creating cleaner
and better sound.
Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-S5000ES has built-in Dolby
Digital and DTS surround processors. Multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD 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 optical or 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 Mater Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and used
lossless compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Mater Audio corresponds to a
maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Audio Output: The audio
output differs as follows, depending on the source, output jack and the selected
HDMI Out Jack
||Multi-Channel Output Jacks
||Stereo Output Jacks
|Dolby Digital Plus
||Dolby Digital Plus
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
||DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
|DTS-HD Master Audio
||DTS-HD Master Audio
|DTS 5.1 Music CD
Audio Settings: The
BDP-S5000ES allows you to adjust the following audio settings.
- AV SYNC: This feature
adjusts the gap between picture and sound by delaying the sound output in
relation to the picture output from 0 to 120 milliseconds.
- Audio Filter: You can
select between two audio filters for analog audio signals.
- Sharp: provides a
wide frequency range and spatial feeling
- Slow: provides
smooth and warm sound
- Audio DRC: The player offers four dynamic
range compression levels - Auto, Standard, TV Mode, and Wide Range.
Speaker Settings: The
BDP-S5000ES offers the following speaker settings when you have connected the Blu-ray
player to your receiver via the unit's multi-channel analog outputs.
- Speaker Size: Front
(large or small), Center (large, small, or none), Surround (large, small, or
none), Surround Back (large, small, none) Subwoofer (yes, no)
- Speaker Distance: The
distance of each speaker and the subwoofer can be adjusted from 0 to 52 feet
to match the physical distance of the speakers and subwoofer from the
- Level: Each speaker's
and subwoofer's level can be adjusted from -12 to 0 dB in 0.5 dB increments.
Fan Cooled: A fan on the back of the BDP-S5000ES keeps the
unit cool during operation.
Bonus View: Bonus View feature provides "picture-in-picture" capability
with select Blu-ray Disc titles.
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 BDP-S5000ES features an Ethernet port to connect to your home
network and features a USB type-A port, as well as comes with a 1GB MicroVault
Tiny Flash Drive to download these bonus features.
Multi-brand Remote: The supplied
remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on
brand TVs. Once programmed, the remote controls the TV's power on/off, input
select, volume up/down, channel up/down, and mute.
HDMI Control ('Bravia' Theatre 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
Control S In/IR In: This is a 3.5mm input used as an IR port
for adding on remote repeater systems.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface): The
BDP-S5000ES's HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and
digital audio in one cable. This unit features HDCP copyright protection
technology, and must be connected to an HDCP-compliant device. If your TV has a
DVI input instead of an HDMI input, you can connect this unit to your TV using
an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. You will also need to connect audio cables to the player
because DVI is a video only 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. The video format can be set to Y,CB,CR
Y,CB,CR (4:4:4), or RGB (16-235), or RGB (0-255).
The component video resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, or
1080i. If the HDMI output is set to 1080p, the component video output is
fixed at 480i. When a DVD is played, the maximum component video output
resolution is 480p.
Composite Video and S-Video: The composite
and S-video outputs are always live and fixed at 480i. They can output video
when playing a Blu-ray Disc.
Digital Audio Output: The Audio
menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the
optical and coaxial outputs. Settings allow you to transfer Dolby Digital or DTS
sound tracks, or down-mix surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.
Analog Audio: There is a pair of stereo RCA outputs plus
channel outputs for utilizing the built-in surround decoders.
USB Extension Port: The BDP-S5000ES features a rear panel USB Type-A port
which 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 (sold separately).
The BDP-S5000ES includes a 1GB Sony
MicroVault Tiny Flash Drive and does not guarantee compatibility with all
other manufacture's USB flash drives.
LAN (100) Port: You can connect the player's LAN (100) terminal of the
player to your Internet source using a network cable (Ethernet cable sold
separately) to update the unit's software using the network. Visit
www.sony.net for information about
RS232C: Only used for maintenance and service.