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Sony BDP-S5100

Sony BDP-S5100
alaScore 89

182 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 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. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The design and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, design, price, reliability

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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Wi-Fi review: Sony's Blu-ray player is one of the best


While not the last disc format that will ever be made -- 4K Blu-ray is almost here -- the humble 1080p Blu-ray is probably the last you'll actually need. Now is a good time to buy a player if you don't already have one: the hardware is cheap and...

The Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Wi-Fi is a compact powerhouse with a wide variety of streaming services; image quality is mostly excellent, even with streaming content; good upscaling of DVDs.

The disk drawer seems flimsy; DLNA streaming isn't as slick as you get from some competitors; 3:2 pull-down performance isn't as smooth as on the Panasonic BDT230; Super Wi-Fi didn't provide better streaming in our tests; no analog outputs.

The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.

Nov, 2013

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: oldgeek59 (

"Buggy Firmware / Features dont work / Noisy when playing DVD"


Bought this for my 3D Tv after reading reviews. Got it on sale for just over $100, but this Chinese junk should have been more like $20. To be fair, it works great as a 3D Bluray player, but fails on everything else. The streaming features are buggy...

Bluray 3D

Streaming features buggy / Loses settings / Freezes on features / Slow to boot

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: tonywhittle (

"It works when it works"


I will be taking this back. It is hard to find electronics that work anymore even from sony.

This player works well when it works. It plays netflix well.

It is agonizingly slow. You will sit there and wait for netflix to load. It also locks up a lot. Also I use an external usb player for movies. Many times when I try to watch a movie it will say "no available video'. It has done this two times today.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: anita4409 (

"More difficult than reviews have stated."


Bought this 2 weeks ago to play streaming videos from Amazon and Netflix when my grand daughter came for vacation. They have been here and gone and I still cannot log into Netflix! One reviewer who had the same problem said it requires an additional...

None for me so far. Unable to use.

Two people in my family have had a hassle getting the thing to start. Once started I was VERY upset to learn that it has no on-screen keyboard for entering log-in information in order to use Netflix(or I suppose any other site requiring log in info).

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Aras_Samy (

"Best blu-ray player on the market with little quirks"


Multi-featured player with lots of apps. But loading the apps takes a lot of time. I mean, literally, when I click on the app icon, the app loads after 5 to 8 seconds(yes, I timed it). Sometimes, I end up thinking my remote does not have battery. Its...

Availability of variety of apps, including a dedicated browser

Very slow, when loading apps such as netflix and youtube.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Goodspeed1981 (

"Easy to use"


I would recommend this to a friend or anyone looking for a blu-ray player. It is easy to use, a breeze to set up, and truly not that expensive for a good quality blu-ray system. When you compare it to junk that tends to break down in 6 months, the Sony...

We had a Blu-Ray player before, but it took over a minute to turn on. This one is MUCH faster and easier to use. I have 4 kids, and they already understand the up and down, left and right simplicity. Amazon, Netflix, and discs are a snap to use.

It uses more power when turned off to have fast start on, but it is fully on in less than 5 seconds.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: CSpeightIQ180 (

"Blu-ray player that sets bar, but also weaknesses from"


After our not-so-old Blu-ray player from Toshiba recently had more and more failures, most recently, he refused to play commercial CD's, it was time for a new device. Since me the technical capabilities and finesse of the Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player,...

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Mar, 2013