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Sony BDP-S5000

Sony BDP-S5000
alaScore 77

13 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony BDP-S5000. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony BDP-S5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: leejdwyer (

breaks frequently and requires a lot of service


Sony has gone down hill, overrated-overpriced. Buy a Panasonic! My unit loaded slowly and broke so many times (2 time in less than 6 months) Sony wanted $140 every time to repair. Their helps centers have people who barely speak English and cant help...

When I purchased this item I was delighted with the features of the Unit but was quickly disappointed when I review other units from Panasonic. While it has a sleek design, heavy duty construction the quality stops there

Loads extremely -s 4 or 5 minutes.Broke frequently. My unit wasn't even 1 year old or less than 100 hours service & then broke. I sent it in for Sony repair for $140 & 3 months later & 30 hours of usage broke again. Sony help center-was terr

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: medwid12 (

piece of junk


This piece of junk cost me almost 800.00 we the extended warranty.Now i have to spend 300.00 more on a Panasonic

I like the color

If you install a movie you have a 50 50 change of it loading.If it loads at all you may die of old age before it is complete.But more likely it will never load.This can be a bit embarassing when you are having people over to watch this great blu ray

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: spanky322a (

A great purchase, especially with recent price reductions


This is my first HD player, so I don't have a reference point for this review. Nevertheless, video reproduction is outstanding on both Blu Ray and standard DVDs. Price of this player has dropped 50% in one week (wish I had waited a week longer to...

Excellent video and audio reproduction

Produces letterboxing on all DVD movies

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: VARVERISL (

The load up times are way too slow


I am & always be a big sony fan, however on this occasion I have been very disappointed in this player. It takes a full 60 seconds for the power to come on, & anothre 30 seconds to play a dvd?? I don't get it I understand that the player needs to...

Good looking machine

Way too Slow

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: sharkstopper (

Excellent Player - Worth Every Cent


The sound and picture quality is truly outstanding. This player also does a fine job of upconverting my regular DVDs. The only downside to the Sony is that it is very slow to start, i.e., "boot up." The editor's note about the new DTS may not be...

Outstanding sound and picture quality

Very slow start up time

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: nedbosik (

BDP-S500 or S5000? Anyway, great unit. Nice 1080p reproduction.


I got the Toshiba HD-A35 as well as this player, so I'm not a psychotic fanboy of either format. I love having full HD in my environment. I would give the Toshiba a SLIGHT edge over the Sony in the HD department. The Sony has a much better upscaler, in...

Excellent Blu-ray playback. Great standard disc upscaler

Some discs loading is VERY long. Pricey

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: marktom1 (

It's a great Blu-ray player


I am very impressed with this machine. After buying the Samsung BD-p1400 and the Panasonic BD-30K and being a little disappointed, I bought the Sony BDP-S500 and I am very pleased. It seems to do everything better than the others. The Panasonic did a...

fast, beautiful video, great audio

up-convert is only good

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: nutpi (

Little disappointed comparing to Toshiba XA2 model


I bought this unit together with Toshiba XA2, the XA2 gives a much faster loading time and better sound and picture quality than the BDP-S500. I think the price is a little high and my recommendation is the Toshiba over the Sony 10 times.

Good quality pictures and sound

Loading time is lagging

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: sampcyn (

Sony BDP-S5000


Paid less than $150 refurb and It's been great, will not trade it for anything else, easy setup, looks good and most importantly it gets the job done, I've have it for over a year now with no issues and I used it almost everyday as it's ... Expand full...

Extra channel for driving a center rear surround or a passive subwoofer. Compact

Terrible mess of menus for controlling features. Remote control is a chaos of tiny buttons with tiny text written over and around them. Cooling fan hums. Music server requires Windows application to be running. This "100W x 6" amplifier is rated for 7

Jul, 2006

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Sony BDP-S5000


Product Specifications

Enter the next level of high definition with the restyled BDP-S500 Blu-ray Disc Player. Now featuring DTS HD audio for ultra-realistic sound effects and supreme clarity, this player is a treat for the eyes and ears. The pristine images from 1080p Blu-ray Disc movies and DVD upscaling has to be seen to be believed. Amazing 24p True Cinema output and cinema-tuned picture presets allow you to see movies exactly how the director intended. And with BRAVIA Theatre Sync, now you can control your compatible BRAVIA TV and AV systems from just one remote.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / CD / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty