Blu-ray Players

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray Player


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Introduction to the Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray Player

To me, the recipe for a winning Blu-ray player is very simple: Output Blu-ray content perfectly as it appears on the disc, do a good job with DVD content, and offer support for all of the major streaming options. Sure, you can get nice touches like dual HDMI outputs, SACD or DVD-Audio support, and other things, but those are just icing on the cake.

Last year, Sony's Blu-ray players did a great job of hitting these goals. Their initial firmware had an issue decoding Blu-ray discs to RGB that we discovered, but that was quickly remedied and after that the players performed very well. Sony elected to keep the BDP-S790 at the top of their lineup this year, and it remains one of my favorite Blu-ray players, but the other models have been replaced. One new model is the BDP-S5100, which replaces the BDP-S590 model that I looked at in 2012. Has Sony kept with their winning model from last year, or have updates brought us changes?


  • Design: Blu-ray Player
  • Streaming Support: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, HuluPlus, Flickster, Pandora, YouTube, and dozens more
  • Connections: HDMI 1.4a, Coaxial Audio, USB Front and Rear, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 1.6" H x 11.4" W x 7.8" D
  • Weight: 2.8 Pounds
  • MSRP: $140 USD
  • Sony
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