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Sony BDP-S5100

Sony BDP-S5100
alaScore 90

3461 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3461 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony BDP-S5100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The design and size also get good comments.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jan, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3023 user reviews of Sony BDP-S5100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2013 Model)Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2013 Model)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Wi-Fi review:


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

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Sony BDP-S5100 review


The design-led Sony BDP-S5100 is a smart Blu-ray player that demands your attention

Appealing and compact design ; Vivid Blu-ray images ; Useful apps and features

Just one HDMI ; 2D-to-3D conversion ; Impractical form factor

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: Tom Morgan (

Sony BDP-S5100 review


A good Blu-ray player with good online services, but we think it's a little expensive

Aug, 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

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
4K Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX 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
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
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
USB Recording: No


DTS Decoder: Yes
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD