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Sony BDP-S5100

Sony BDP-S5100
alaScore 89

107 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Sony BDP-S5100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony BDP-S5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 107 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony BDP-S5100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony BDP-S5100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray-Player (3D, WiFi, HDMI, HD Upscaler, Internetradio, USB) black

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray Player


Sony didn't go back and reinvent the Blu-ray player with the BDP-S5100. They stuck with their successful formula and have what is a minor upgrade to the BDP-S590 from last year. The new design certainly looks nice, though I do have a couple of...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Sony BDP-S5100


Sony's impressive Blu-ray deck boasts superb features and sublime pictures

Sublime HD pictures ; Slick operating system ; Excellent feature list

No DivX support and won't stream MKV ; No 4K upscaling or second HDMI ; Needs more catch-up TV apps

There’s a single HDMI v1.4 output – two would have been nice at this price, but that’s reserved for the S790. It’s joined by a coaxial digital audio output, Ethernet port and a second USB port. On cheaper models the latter would be used to connect a...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (

Sony BDP-S5100


Best Blu-ray player £100-£150, Awards 2013. Thanks to the great picture and awesome sound quality, Sony's BDP-S5100 is a top budget buy

Clean, sharp images ; Impressive detail in dark scenes ; Punchy colours ; Nice to use ; Eye-catching design

Nothing of note

If the BDP-S5100 is any indication of what’s to come, 2013 could be a bumper year for Sony’s Blu-ray players. This has all the hallmarks of a class-leading machine.

Consumer review by: Racer (

width spec incorrect


on the sony site the width is listed as 11.4" When I went to install it, it was 14.1 wide. Too wide to fit the space allowed.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: okwa76 (

Pretty good disc player


This has been a pretty good disc player. Easy to use if you have patience to wait for it. A few times it has locked up, requiring me to disconnect it from the electrical outlet to reset it. Also the closed-captioning feature does not work when using...

User Friendly, Smart


May, 2013

Consumer review by: kshcsuf (



I recently purchased this unit and I'm pretty happy with it. It supports all of the major streaming services. I've used Netflix + Hulu + Amazon Instant Video with no problems at all. I've also used the DLNA implementation streaming content off of my...

Good streaming service support, solid DLNA implementation, low power and looks great

None that I can find

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: DanC (

Great streaming device


Easy to set-up and versatile since it connects to many network services such as Netflix, Windows 8 PC that streams via Windows Media Player and a DLNA network file storage to stream my media. Response is quick and the XrossMediaBar (XMB UI is familiar...

Stylish, plays many file formats

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: ljmart (



location of this player is way less than ideal... in basement basically underground, wireless router upstairs on other side of house, player enclosed in a totally metal media cabinet which could hamper wireless connection, yet works flawlessly!!!...

flawless wireless connection, fast load, great netflix interface


Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Ramvoo (

Excellent Player for the Price


Great Picture quality output, excellent wifi connection speed, simple intuitive user interface and fast disk insert to play time. The remote should have been backlit and not ideal for web browsing. I'm trying to figure out the sideview app..can't seem...

Great Picture quality output

Remote should be backlit

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: livingproof (

Being returned


Has this player one day and it is going back. I have always been a fan of Sony but this 2013 model is not so hot. Three times I had to reset it after losing internet connections for it to reconnect and even after it prompted for a firmware...


Choppy internet/streaming, no built in memory for BD Live, boring interface

Feb, 2013