Summary: This is an amazing piece of equipment. I have integrated it with a Sony 5800ES receiver and the picture and sound are stunning. The S5000ES deliveries on everything I have read about it as well as my experience with it so far. I highly recommend it, especially with a complete Sony system!!!
Summary: I can say this player has nice components but it is very dated in picture quality. This player is outdone by midrange players costing less that 200 hundred dollars. It is not a bad player just old technology.
Summary: I'm a huge analog guy - always have been. I never bought into the HD craze until one fateful trip to the Sony store. I saw a big beast sitting sadly in a clearance bin - it was marked down to $50; the heft and many connectors on the back quickly caught my eye and held my interest.
Summary: Upon getting the player, it would not read a disk. Sent it to Sony repair shop at my own expense. Got it back 2 week later and set it up again. This time it would not even power on. So I have sent it back to the shop again at my own expense. I am now out $100 in shipping expenses.
Summary: I have owned several high end blu ray players from the likes of Denon, Marantz and Pioneer. I thought they we all solid performers until I bought the 5000ES. This Blu ray player is by far the most solid built and best performer I have ever owned.
SONY BDP-S5000ES EXCELLENT BLU-RAY PLAYER, SONY BEST PLAYER EVER MADE
oshra ronen, Amazon
5 November 2011
Summary: SONY BDP-S5000ES EXCELLENT BLU-RAY PLAYER, SONY BEST PLAYER EVER MADE I HAVE IT FOR MORE THEN 1 YEAR AND I PURCHASE ANOTHER ONE FOR PAL SYSTEM FROM THE UK THIS IS SONY BEST BLU-RAY PRODUCT! THEY DONT MAKE THEM ANYMORE LIKE THAT. IF YOU CAN GET THEM - TAKE IT IMMEDIATELY ! THEY WERTH GOLD !
Summary: I can share that for my situation the video enhancement of the BDP-S5000s was very real. My raw video material was from a Canon XH-A1s used to shoot an orchestral performance. Adobe Premiere, Adobe Encore, Verbatum blank DVD discs, and a new LG burner were used to make a 1080p/24 Blu-Ray DVD.