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SONY BDP-S5000ES

SONY BDP-S5000ES
alaScore 77

76 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the SONY BDP-S5000ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 76 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player - Benchmark

 

The Sony ES line has always represented the very best of what Sony has to offer.? The ES stands for Sony?s Elevated Standard and the BDP-S5000ES is Sony?s premier Blu-ray/DVD player, offering a host of features targeted at the audiophile and videophile...

Overall, the Sony BDP-S5000ES is a solid Blu-ray player. The picture and audio quality are excellent. The player is responsive and supports BD-Live with a smooth experience. It's an excellent CD player and generally does do a fine job upscaling your...

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Sony BDP-S5000ES

 

Great audio and video playback for your Blu-ray movies and the 5 year parts and labor warranty make the S5000ES an attractive player for the home theater, though the value for money is somewhat lacking given you can achieve relatively identical...

Enhanced 1080p HD Video Playback7.1 Channel OutputBraviaSync Capability5 Year Parts & Labor Warranty

No Wi-Fi

This Extended Standard (ES) version of Blu-ray player is its super bit...

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Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

 

Sony fans who want a step up in quality look for the Elevated Standard (ES) logo. The new BDP-S5000ES ($1,999) is a beefy, well-built Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player that supports BD-Live and BonusView. It has internal high-resolution audio decoding and...

The idea that a cheapie Blu-ray player can be the source of your top-performing theater is a flawed concept. The same factors that make your audiophile CD player sound better than the $200 store-bought one apply to Blu-ray as much as they did to...

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Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player

 

Elevating the Blu-ray Standard?

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Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player

 

Sony's Elevated Standard (ES) products have long been at the respected upper end of the company's product line. I remember Sony's early ES DVD players were the cat's meow in terms of solid video performance and features. If you wanted reference-quality...

The BDP-S5000ES's HD decoder also did a great job resolving full 1080p resolution (luma and chroma) from the Blu-ray format. Sony claims that this player upsamples the chroma information, but I didn't see any significant effect from the enhancement. I...

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Finally bluray player that meets the hype

 

This player is the promise of Bluray fully delivered. As before, video is spectacular. Audio is spectacular in every codec as well. DTS master audio (not included in previous sony products except PS3) is fantastic as is Dolby HD, the internal decoding...

Fantastic video and audio that finally includes DTS master audio. Finally excellent functionality to go with it

Expensive

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Finally bluray player that meets the hype

 

This player is the promise of Bluray fully delivered. As before, video is spectacular. Audio is spectacular in every codec as well. DTS master audio (not included in previous sony products except PS3) is fantastic as is Dolby HD, the internal decoding...

Fantastic video and audio that finally includes DTS master audio. Finally excellent functionality to go with it

Expensive

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confused

 

i have to say that sony developed blu ray and the only players i have problems with are both my sony's? i have an older S560 that had problems playing discs, an update cleared almost all issues (but very slow turn on) plays 98% of blu-rays. i bought...

nice looking solid build

149 samsung plays all bd discs this one not

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Well built

 

A great BDplayer for a Home Theater. It is solidly built and has the ability to play most formats. I have transfered my HD home videos to BD discs and they look and sound wonderful with this machine. The only thing I have against it, is the lack of a...

Great sound and it's ability to play most formats

No single frame advance or shuffle

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ES (Elevated Standard) at its best!

 

Sure, it's a bit pricey - BUT worth every cent in my opinion. The only complaint that I have is that I wish the remote control had a shuttle-wheel for fast forwarding & reversing. I held out on purchasing a newer Blu-Ray player until I could afford...

Too many to list

No shuttle wheel on remote control

Product Specifications

Add more muscle to your home theater with the BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc/DVD player. The BDP-S5000ES's new 14-bit HD video processor improves standard definition and high-definition picture quality with the help of HD Reality Enhancer and Super Bit Mapping technologies, enabling extraordinarily smooth and detailed picture quality. And not only does it play Blu-ray Discs in stunning, full HD 1080p/24p, it also upscales DVDs to full HD 1080p resolution. Fully BD-Live capable, the BDP-S5000ES even features an Ethernet connection that allows you to connect to the Internet via your existing service provider to access BD-Live features and easy firmware updates.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4in
Height:4.9in
Weight:22lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD decoder/DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW/CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:BDP-S5000ES
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty
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