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SONY BDP-S5000ES

SONY BDP-S5000ES
alaScore 80

78 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 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 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 78 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONY BDP-S5000ES

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of SONY BDP-S5000ES from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc PlayerSony BDP-S5000ES - Blu-ray disc player - Upscaling

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Amazon.com review summary for SONY BDP-S5000ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of SONY BDP-S5000ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc PlayerSony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc Player

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Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player - Benchmark

 

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...

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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-S 5000 ES

 

Excellent HDTV, with 24p support and video controls., HD audio as a bitstream., BD-Live support., HD decoder for analog 7.1-channel audio.

Imperfections in DVD de-interlacing., No decoding of DTS-HD into PCM via HDMI., No MP3 playback.

The BDP-S 5000 ES is an impressive, high-end device - only the DVD playback leaves room for improvement. The Blu-ray picture quality nears perfection, and the analog CD sound falls nothing short of superb. Versatile image-enhancement options tease an...

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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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The Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray player is large and feature-packed. Unfortunately it is very expensive.

 

The Sony BDP-S5000ES is a quiet and fully featured Blu-ray player that has excellent picture quality and the ports needed for an A/V rack setup. Unfortunately this isn't enough to justify the very high price tag.

Excellent Blu-ray image quality, quiet operation, ready for rack setup, very good DVD upscaling, 7.1-channel analog output

Very expensive, large and heavy

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Sony BDP-S5000ES review

 

Typical: you wait an age for a high-end Blu-ray player to come along, and then two break cover in the space of a month or so. Hot on the heels of Denon's DVD-3800BD comes this, Sony's most expensive Blu-ray player yet. Given our current economic...

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Sony BDP-S5000ES

 

Wow. The Sony produces one of the finest Blu-ray images money can buy and it sounds fabulous to boot

Serious high-end looks and build quality ; breathtaking Blu-ray images ; awesome DVD upscaling ; hugely entertaining with movie soundtracks

A little heavy-handed with CD playback

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Sony BDP-S5000ES

 

The Sony BDP-S5000ES is a premium Blu-ray player, which features impressive build quality and audio performance, but if video is what you crave there are cheaper options.

Bullet-proof ; Class-leading audio ; Impressive video detail and colour reproduction

Lack of network or USB playback ; PS3 matches it for video performance

All in all, we like the Sony BDP-S5000ES quite a lot. It's classy to look at, use and watch. While it may miss the big features like network streaming, it does have some little touches that make you think "hmm, that's cool". Such as when you press stop...

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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