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Sony BDP-S5100

Sony BDP-S5100
alaScore 95

97 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 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-S5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 97 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray Player


Last year, Sony's Blu-ray players did a great job of hitting these goals. Their initial firmware had an issue decoding Blu-ray discs to RGB that we discovered, but that was quickly remedied and after that the players performed very well. Sony elected...

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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.

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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



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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

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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

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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


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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

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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

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Not So Hot...


It failed with every streaming video file I tried, and after it told me it failed, the only way to get past the message was to restart the machine (return and home buttons didn't work). The interface to navigate around isn't nearly as nice as LG or...

Decent playback of BluRay disks

Horrible media streaming playback, boring interface

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Sony BDP-S5100


This sony bluray player is well worth the low cost. If your not into all the bells & whistles of a player then this one is a great choice!

Easy set-up menus and navigation throughout the specs is flawless

you may experience slight ejection delays when a movie is over and or remote seems a bit sluggish when selecting through bluray title menu screens