Summary: I was fortunate to have found this unit of Amazon at a ridiculously low price, considering the average cost of this Sony model plus the modification that converts it into an all-region player. The machine does everything it's supposed to, playing foreign and domestic discs flawlessly...though when the player arrived it fell far short of that.
Summary: First off, DO NOT do any firmware updates unless specifically told to do so by the company that made this player multi-region. The player worked for me as advertised. Plays both Region B and Region 2 discs, Make sure you find the little cheat sheet that is packed in the box for changing regions. I did a firmware update, which caused the player to completely loose SD multi-region function. Blu-Ray Region B still played.
Summary: BDP-S5100 Multi Region Blu Ray Player: I bought this player in Dec 2013, and am completely satisfied with it - easy to use, great performance, easily earns a 5* rating. I am sorry to see all the inaccurate information here, especially in the 1* reviews. Apparently, many people do not understand what this product is. This is a standard Sony player that has had firmware and hardware modifications by a third party to add functions.
Summary: Shipped quickly. Easy to set up. I prefer Panasonic products but this Sony set up easily. I popped in one of m y favorite Region 2 DVD's and everything worked perfectly. I don't do on-line downloads, but as I noted, everything set up easily so I think streaming would work well. Thanks Bombay Electronics.
Summary: If you are as enthusiasic about Sony products as I am, this Blue Ray, HD, disc player is the one to purchase ...The company produces cheaper versions,so you have to be careful when choosing...By spending more, you are getting more..The cheaper versions in my view do not last..This one will keep you entertained for hours.....OHIO!(OHIO is Japanese Good Morning)...
Execllent player with streaming capabilities. Supports multiregion Blue Ray's.
Mohit Manglik, Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: I wanted a player which could support my Blueray's from India and the ones which I buy here in US. This one definately plays all of them. In addition It makes my non smart TV smart with many supported streaming applications. DLNA is excellent and works efficiently across my cellphone, iPAD and laptop.