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Sony BDP-S5100

Sony BDP-S5100
alaScore 88

3470 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3470 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony BDP-S5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BDP-S5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony BDP-S5100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and size also get good comments.

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

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony BDP-S5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3023 user reviews of Sony BDP-S5100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony Blu-ray player makes decent alternative to streaming boxes

 

The Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Wi-Fi offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.

The ; 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 (hometheaterhifi.com)

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

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

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 (t3.com)

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

Mar, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

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.

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (cnet.com)

"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 (cnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

"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 (cnet.com)

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

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