Summary: The player says that it will automatically switch between regions. Wrong; manual switching only. The operating manual says nothing about multi-region operations; a mimeographed supplemental sheet provides instructions for that.
Summary: Blue ray features are fine. The media & web features are slow. Dissappointed in that. Netflix is sluggish to load but plays fine. Remote is terrible. You can't tell which end is front without looking at it. Most remotes are tapered in a way to give tactile feedback. Ergonomics matters.
Summary: This is my second Sony Blu-ray player (I returned the other one for the same issue) and they aren't very good for using Netflix. Once you select your movie there isn't an issue, but before that Netflix loads very slow.
Summary: Got it to play international (specifically UK) watched 6 dvds of a 7 dvd set, would not play the seventh nor will it now play any even the ones I've watched. The only thing that has changed is that I clicked on an update.
An expensive DVD palyer that is not a capable Multi-Region machine for Blu-Rays.
2 October 2013
Summary: This is an expensive player and I was expecting stellar results - but have been very disappointed. Plays region 1 DVD and Region 1/A BR discs well. Plays Region 2 DVDs well, but fails almost completely with Region 2/B BRs.
Summary: Received as a Xmas present 2013. Smart, functional and able to cope with anything needed. Used on Netflicks, B rays USB stick photo slideshow. Only 2 stars however as it has simply died after 14 months.
Summary: I got this Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray player as an exchange for a recently bought Panasonic DMP-BDT230EB which was failing after a month (you can read my review of the Panasonic separately). Looking at various ratings from review sites, it looked like a candidate for a good player.