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Sony BDPS5100

Sony BDPS5100
alaScore 97

1858 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1858 reviews of Sony BDPS5100. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony BDPS5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1731 user reviews of Sony BDPS5100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Views about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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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 Upgraded Multi Region 3D Blu Ray DVD Player, Worldwide Dual Voltage, 6 Feet HDMI Cable IncludedSony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi - Factory Refurbished

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Sony BDP-S5100


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: Jim Hill (

Sony BDP-S5100 review


Our Sony BDP-S5100 review reveals a shimmering 3D Blu-ray player with apps, smarts and a 'sense of quartz', but is the lack of 4K scaling a problem?

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

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

From its eye-catching design, to the intuitive user interface and stable images, there's a lot to like about the Sony BDP-S5100. Even the free remote control app that runs on your Anroid or iOS device looks slick. If it wasn't so light on rear-panel...


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

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

Consumer review by: bierbaum (

Sony BDPS5100


good blu-ray player. worked great right out of the box. quick dvd loading and automatically switches source input to tv when you load a dvd. no problems so far.

quick and easy setup

none yet

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Beautiful slim box


diamond cut surface ; Easy to use interface ; High quality BD and streaming video

no optical audio out

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

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


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
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
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

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