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SONY BDP-S5000ES

SONY BDP-S5000ES
alaScore 87

68 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of SONY BDP-S5000ES. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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-S5000ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONY BDP-S5000ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of SONY BDP-S5000ES from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc PlayerSony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc Player

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for SONY BDP-S5000ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of SONY BDP-S5000ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc PlayerSony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc Player

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player - Benchmark

 

Overall, the Sony BDP-S5000ES is a solid Blu-ray player. The picture and audio quality are excellent.  The player is responsive and supports BD-Live with a smooth experience.  It's an excellent CD player and generally does do a fine job upscaling...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Kozel and Adrian Wittenberg (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player – Benchmark

 

The Sony ES line has always represented the very best of what Sony has to offer. The ES stands for Sony's Elevated Standard and the BDP-S5000ES is Sony's premier Blu-ray/DVD player, offering a host of features targeted at the audiophile and videophile...

Overall, the Sony BDP-S5000ES is a solid Blu-ray player. The picture and audio quality are excellent. The player is responsive and supports BD-Live with a smooth experience. It’s an excellent CD player and generally does do a fine job upscaling your...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Sony BDP-S5000ES

 

Great audio and video playback for your Blu-ray movies and the 5 year parts and labor warranty make the S5000ES an attractive player for the home theater, though the value for money is somewhat lacking given you can achieve relatively identical...

Enhanced 1080p HD Video Playback7.1 Channel OutputBraviaSync Capability5 Year Parts & Labor Warranty

No Wi-Fi

This Extended Standard (ES) version of Blu-ray player is its super bit...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Sony BDP-S 5000 ES

 

Excellent HDTV, with 24p support and video controls., HD audio as a bitstream., BD-Live support., HD decoder for analog 7.1-channel audio.

Imperfections in DVD de-interlacing., No decoding of DTS-HD into PCM via HDMI., No MP3 playback.

The BDP-S 5000 ES is an impressive, high-end device - only the DVD playback leaves room for improvement. The Blu-ray picture quality nears perfection, and the analog CD sound falls nothing short of superb. Versatile image-enhancement options tease an...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Del Colliano (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player Reviewed

 

Sony fans who want a step up in quality look for the Elevated Standard (ES) logo. The new BDP-S5000ES ($1,999) is a beefy, well-built Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player that supports BD-Live and BonusView. It has internal high-resolution audio decoding and...

The idea that a cheapie Blu-ray player can be the source of your top-performing theater is a flawed concept. The same factors that make your audiophile CD player sound better than the $200 store-bought one apply to Blu-ray as much as they did to...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Kris Deering (hometheater.com)

Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player

 

Elevating the Blu-ray Standard?

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Kris Deering (hometheatermag.com)

Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Player

 

Sony's Elevated Standard (ES) products have long been at the respected upper end of the company's product line. I remember Sony's early ES DVD players were the cat's meow in terms of solid video performance and features. If you wanted reference-quality...

The BDP-S5000ES's HD decoder also did a great job resolving full 1080p resolution (luma and chroma) from the Blu-ray format. Sony claims that this player upsamples the chroma information, but I didn't see any significant effect from the enhancement. I...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony BDP-S5000ES

 

The Sony BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray player is large and feature-packed. Unfortunately it is very expensive.

Excellent Blu-ray image quality, quiet operation, ready for rack setup, very good DVD upscaling, 7.1-channel analog output

Very expensive, large and heavy

The Sony BDP-S5000ES is a quiet and fully featured Blu-ray player that has excellent picture quality and the ports needed for an A/V rack setup. Unfortunately this isn't enough to justify the very high price tag.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony BDP-S5000ES review

 

The Sony BDP-S5000ES produces one of the finest Blu-ray images money can buy and it sounds fabulous to boot

A joy to use ; comprehensive spec ; stunning Blu-ray images ; fine DVD upscaling ; produces a solid, detailed dynamic sound

The far pricier Pioneer just pips it for picture quality

Here’s a player that’s easy to live with, priced favourably and a real stunner with movies and music

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony BDP-S5000ES review

 

Sony's new top-end BDP-S5000ES packs every feature the company can think of in a bid for Blu-ray stardom

Too good to use with a 32in TV, but in the right system this Sony is simply extraordinary

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Add more muscle to your home theater with the BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc/DVD player. The BDP-S5000ES's new 14-bit HD video processor improves standard definition and high-definition picture quality with the help of HD Reality Enhancer and Super Bit Mapping technologies, enabling extraordinarily smooth and detailed picture quality. And not only does it play Blu-ray Discs in stunning, full HD 1080p/24p, it also upscales DVDs to full HD 1080p resolution. Fully BD-Live capable, the BDP-S5000ES even features an Ethernet connection that allows you to connect to the Internet via your existing service provider to access BD-Live features and easy firmware updates.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Configuration

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

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4in
Height:4.9in
Weight:22lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

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

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:BDP-S5000ES
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio 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
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
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

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Sound

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