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Sony-bdp-s5100.34149169
9.1 out of 10

Sony BDP-S5100

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Reviews and Problems with Sony BDP-S5100

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Overall 4
4.0

Mostly Works, But....

D. Lewis, Amazon
18 March 2014
  • 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. The player automatically looks for firmware updates, but the mimeographed supplemental sheet says to ignore them (oops) at the very end of the full page troubleshooting guide (oops, again).
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Overall 4
4.0

Two defective units

Grim Meeper, B&H Photo
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This now makes two of these units I've had to return because of defects. The first unit got a couple of network updates, worked for an hour and then bricked. The second unit had an issue with the IR port. The provided remote and other universal remotes would not work from more than 2 feet away. Kudos to B&H for taking them both back without any hassles.
  • Pros: DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Online Content
  • Cons: Bad Ir Port, Bad Ir Port Range, Poor Remote, Sony Support
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Overall 4
4.0

Does what it claims but not user friendly.

Sue Jones "Sue Jones", Amazon
25 January 2014
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

User Review

fishing4trout, Walmart
11 January 2014
  • Summary: A lot of apps but no red box app that's was disappointing. All these other no name apps that 98% don't use. Anyway not bad though if ur just looking for simple bluray.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good, but...

Sher, B&H Photo
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The unit is fast and easy to setup but was very disappointed to find out that it doesn't have an optical audio output!
  • Pros: Easy Set-Up
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Overall 4
4.0

"More difficult than reviews have stated."

anita4409, CNET
21 July 2013
  • Pros: None for me so far. Unable to use.
  • Cons: Two people in my family have had a hassle getting the thing to start. Once started I was VERY upset to learn that it has no on-screen keyboard for entering log-in information in order to use Netflix(or I suppose any other site requiring log in info).
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

HadCancer, Walmart
20 June 2013
  • Summary: Purchased and could not get wireless portion to work. We spent hours with tech support at Sony and got different answers. Sony asked us to send back to them at our expense. We returned it to Walmart, and exchanged it. We had the same problem. We had just gotten a Net-Gear dual band wireless router. One tech at Sony said out router was too new to be supported. Hopefully Sony will fix with an update. Hardwired player and it works great. The remote is a little slow.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

HadCancer, Walmart
20 June 2013
  • Summary: Purchased and could not get wireless portion to work. We spent hours with tech support at Sony and got different answers. Sony asked us to send back to them at our expense. We returned it to Walmart, and exchanged it. We had the same problem. We had just gotten a Net-Gear dual band wireless router. One tech at Sony said out router was too new to be supported. Hopefully Sony will fix with an update. Hardwired player and it works great. The remote is a little slow.
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Overall 4
4.0

Flimsy, noisy, DVD playback could be much better

phylasnier, Amazon
22 January 2014
  • 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. However, as soon as I put a 3D Blu-ray disc into it, the player ramped up the spin speed, and everything started to rattle and shake very badly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Slow response - feele wi-fi

Robert, FutureShop
5 November 2013
  • Summary: The first one I received connected to the wi-fi router but could not connect to the internet - neither automatically no with manual configurations. Future shop replaced it with one that did automatically connect to the internet and connects to Netflix but still drops it periodically. During such times if I put my smart phone on top of the BR player it launch immediately launches Netflicks.
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