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Samsung BD-D5100

Samsung BD-D5100
alaScore 82

196 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

value for money, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-D5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 196 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Samsung BD-D5100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Samsung BD-D5100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

value for money, usability, design

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Electronics BD-D5100 Blu-Ray Disc Player - Black (2011 Model)Samsung BD-D5100 Blu-ray Disc PlayerSamsung Electronics BD-D5100 Blu-Ray Disc Player - Black

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Bought one as a gift. After setting it up for them I had to get one for the kids. No complaints thus far

Don't loose the remote

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quite simply doesn't work


First item I've ever had to return to Newegg. And the first refurbished item I've ever bought. Guess I've learned my lesson. Wish I'd gone to a local brick & mortar, spent a little more, and got something that included the necessities and worked.

None. Zero-egg, if that were possible

Doesn't play Blu-Ray discs. Will not connect to the internet. Did not come with remote batteries or an HDMI cable (risks of buying refurb'd, but what's the point of even including RCA cables with a Blu-Ray player?)


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maybe ok for someone else


Seems that in the rush to add internet features, Samsung (and possibly other companies) have forgotten what it takes to make a decent DISK player. The many-small-titles DVD+RW issue might not matter to most of you, but its a deal-breaker to me. Could...

Works. Remote has buttons for audio & subtitles, unlike one other cheap BD player I have used

Remote does not have button for open/close. Buttons on front panel are hard to see ; Playing a DVD+RW with lots of small titles, after playing one title it goes back to the title list. Two other players I have used will play thru all the titles on...

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Major Connectivity Issues


I wanted this mostly for netflix streaming but it causes me so much anger and frustration that to me it isn't worth it. I'm actually going to give it to my dad for Christmas since he only watches DVD's and Blu-Rays, and get myself a competing product.

It CAN connect to the internet and plays Blu-Rays/DVD's well. Actually loads them pretty quickly and the up-conversion is pretty good

Disconnects from the internet all the time. Will work fine for a week but then suddenly won't for a week then will resolve itself. I have it connected via ethernet cable. Still so many issues. Support unable to help. Check it out online, many...

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NOT Wi-fi Capable


You can not use any of the added features ( of this player unless you have WIRED connection!!! There is NO mention of this anywhere on the ToysRus site. Very dissapointed. So all in all if you don't have a wired internet connection you just...

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not wifi as stated in ad


the ad states it is wifi ready and it is not you need ethernet connection

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Positive Install on D5100...BUT.


Overall, I have had a very good experience with this DB-D5100. This is my first Blu-Ray player and the video (HDMI) and Audio (Optical) to my Samsung PN-D530 Plasma TV is fabulous.It was bundled with my first large screen TV, so the fact that they...

Styling, Value at low-end point, DVD Upconversion, Good Connections, Easy Set-Up, U-Tube Streaming Quality, Excellent Image Quality, Network Connectivity

Clarity of App program, Web Interface, App Selectionoptions

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Positive Install on D5100...BUT.


Overall, I have had a very good experience with this DB-D5100. This is my first Blu-Ray player and the video (HDMI) and Audio (Optical) to my Samsung PN-D530 Plasma TV is fabulous. It was bundled with my first large screen TV, so the fact that they...

DVD Upconversion, Value at low-end point, U-Tube Streaming Quality, Network Connectivity, Styling, Good Connections, Excellent Image Quality, Easy Set-Up

Clarity of App program, App Selectionoptions, Web Interface

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One strike, and this Samsung DVD player is out


I purchased this Samsung Blu-Ray DVD player to take full advantage of our new Samsung 55-inch HD 1080P TV. I got it to replace a still-serviciable Sony DVD player dating from 2005. As a satisfied owner of two Samsung TVs, I expected a quality ...

Excellent picture, easy WiFi connection, interoperates with Samsung TV ;

No USB port ; Awkward menus. Audio setup too complicated ; home theater undependable ;

Product Specifications


BD Live:No / Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital