Summary: I ordered this along with SAMSUNG's BDF-5700 (also a "hacked" all zone, multi region player). The Sony is a larger sized unit and also sports a second USB port in the rear (both units have front ports). Easy set up, though you'll also need to register the machine if you use Amazon, Pandora, etc.
Summary: I recently purchased a Samsung smart blu-ray player and had constant issues with the streaming, so I sent that one back and purchased a little more expensive one...this one. Had it for nearly a week and have not found any issues. Works great. Very easy to use.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for our older Sony BDP-S570. The old player still works good and I gave it to my in-laws, but the new S5100 has updated versions of the installed apps. Since all of our TV viewing is done through Prime, Netflix, and Hulu it was worth it to get the updated apps.
Summary: I've recently been getting into some great Blu-Ray releases from Arrow Video over in the UK, and soon realized I'd either need a Region free player or import a Region 2 player for some movies I'd like to get in the future and already have.
Summary: I didn't buy this through Newegg. Bought it locally from a big-box store that usually COSTs less, and frankly I think it was cheaper than through here, with no shipping costs or time.
Pros: First thing I did once I got it online was to update software version. Don't even think about not doing that. Can't say I've used much of it's available features, but for playing Bluray disks it's been perfect. I've an older Toshiba that I now find very slow to react to button pushes etc. that th...
Cons: That funky top. I don't plan to put anything on top of this, but still - that's just weird and unnecessary. I'd like it better if it was a simple rectangle like it should be. I'm not knocking an egg off for design though - the only reason I don't give it 5 stars really is... well... I don't KNOW ...
Summary: When I first opened the box, there was a warning letter stating that the player could not be firmware updated or it could lose it's region-free capability. After buying this, I noticed that other sellers are advertising the same player with an extra modification to make them upgradeable.