Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Player

Profile 2.0, 1080p Upscaling, 802.11b/g/n - MPN: BDPS5100
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Description
Immersive action and endless fun. Ready to discover a new universe? With 2D and 3D playback in Full HD, Wi-Fi and bright color enhancement with Triluminos Color, you're all set for planet entertainment. Watch films, play games, browse the web or explore limitless online channels, all in pristine HD. See movies, sport and more in Full HD 3DPlay the latest 3D Blu-ray Disc & trade; movies, see the sporting action in 3D or even upscale your favorite shows or DVDs from 2D to Full HD 3D.
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Included Network Card IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, Fast Ethernet
Video Upscaling 1080i (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 720p (HDTV)
BD Player Profile Profile 2.0
Product Type Blu-ray Player
User Reviews
Pretty good disc player
1 Star Review   By Jacek on Sony - Official Store - Mar 8, 2014   

Netflix menu on this completely sucks. This is the most unfriendly of menus I've ever seen. I don't have any control over a category I'd like to watch...I've had only menu : because I've watched..." and sometimes, somewhere in the middle, random selected category... Where's regular Netflix menu?

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Great Product
1 Star Review   By ughughugh on Sony - Official Store - Feb 28, 2014   

Got this for Christmas and quit working once, then for some miracle...it started to work again, now its dead...dead...dead! What a rip off!

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Outstanding!
5 Star Review   By Lovinit on Sony - Official Store - Feb 25, 2014   

Got this unit and had easy setup, linked right to my wifi router no problem at all. The old Roku would stop and have to reload - it got annoying - where this is flawless. The picture quality is 100 times better also. The quantity of availble viewing is also phenominal. Anyone want to buy an old Roku? Yes, I would recommend this unit to anyone with an HD TV.

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So far it is much better than my previous BDplayer
4 Star Review   By Greenie68 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 7, 2013   

Plays BR movies, the Dolby channel audio seperation is excellent. Up converts Regular DVD movies, I don't have a 3D TV (technology is going by the wasteside very soon) so I can't speak for the 3D viewing. Apps so far work like they should. Internet viewing is easy. Blue Ray movies start in seconds as with other units can take up to a minute or longer. Overall for the price it's an excellent Blue ray Player. I took one star off because because the unit does not support Adobe flash player which is a must in todays web browsing. My HT set up is Yamaha Home theater reciever, Klipsche speakers, Sony SXRD 60" and this Blue ray player. I'm pworking on building my own HTPC to eliminate all the components. I bought a differant Player a few days ago and had nothing but network and app problems, the LG I had has a terrible UI and overheated horrible. I took it back and got this sony. So far everything is leaps and bounds above LG. But it's only been 2 days, time will tell and for the price if it only lasts 6 months it will be money well spent IMO. Actually I'm very happy that wal-mart carried this product usually wally world carries junk in the home theater sense of things.

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Problem with remote
3 Star Review   By SonyFan11469 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 17, 2013   

I also have S5100 connected to my HX850. Watched some bluray movies and it was fine but when I watch 3D bluray disc, the remote control RMT-B119A tha came with it, won't work properly. Having hard time skipping a chapter, fast forwarding, rewinding. I have to press the skip, next buttons more than once to make it work. It is like, it has a low bat but it's not. I tried using my other remote RMT- B104A and RMT-B107A but won't work either. I tried my HX850 TV remote RM -YD073 and it works fine.

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Excellent Player for the Price
5 Star Review   By Spatch on Sony - Official Store - Oct 24, 2013   

I absolutely love the new passive 3D tech. These glasses are far and away more comfortable than the active glasses of my original 3D TV, and no need to worry about dead batteries. The price is great. The TV came with 4 glasses, and I purchased 4 more through the Sony store. I'm looking forward to some great movie nights with my family.

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Extraordinary, but network setup was difficult
5 Star Review   By Audiophile99 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 14, 2013   

I tried players from many different competitors, and this one runs circles around all of them. I'm using the player on a wired connection so can't speak about the wi-fi. Audio, video and Netflix are all amazing. The video quality is flawless, and seemed to improve a bit after a short break-in period. Blu-Rays are excellent. As well, on Netflix with high-speed internet service, I'm getting HD quality video and a full 5.1 channels of audio with no stuttering or dropouts -- plus the movies start at full resolution, rather than slowly ramping up from a blurry resolution like on players from other manufacturers. Audio quality is exceptional and adds to the movie experience. I immediately noticed that streaming movies sounded unusually good. Maybe because of the DTS:Neo option. The big and unexpected bonus for me was that audio quality on CDs is jaw-droppingly good, into the range of ultra-high fidelity CD players. So good and realistic it sometimes raises the hairs on my forearms. My only significant criticism of this unit is that network setup was unnecessarily difficult. My unit came without the Primary and Secondary DNS addresses entered for the Sony Entertainment Network, so I couldn't initially connect to any streaming services and I had to search on the Web for the solution. Also the automatic IP detection setting didn't work properly, so I had to figure out and manually enter my IP address. Once I got the network issues fixed, the unit worked flawlessly, and the effort was worth it.

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Won't Connect to a LAN!!!
1 Star Review   By NoNickname1 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 13, 2013   

Got this DVD Player to Stream Netflix, etc. My Wifi is iffy - So I ran A LAN Wire to the Player - (Note the LAN works fine with the DirecTV box) The Internet Settings Clearly state the it is connected to the Network - But it fails when I try to Watch Netflix Won't budge with my WiFi

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New to Sony products
5 Star Review   By Daddyjojo on Sony - Official Store - Oct 12, 2013   

This product is amazingly good compared to my piece of junk samsung player that i actually smash with a 16 oz hammer. Good job Sony.

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Really Pleased
5 Star Review   By Steve1971 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 16, 2013   

My wife bought the S5100 for me to replace my BDP S590. Watched some Blu ray movies over the weekend on it and here's my review. First of all the design. Very classy looking by Sony and it look's great sitting next to my Sony HX850 LED/3D tv. Hookup was fast and simple. Put in my first movie and the first thing I saw was is how fast the movie loaded which was a big upgrade over my 590. Second was there was no noise coming from the unit while the movie was playing, I could hardly tell if it was running or not! Another major upgrade over the S590. The PQ was simply beautiful and the audio was fantastic. Sony has hit a home run with the S5100 and with it paired to my HX850 it makes an unbeatable combination. I can only wonder what 3D will look like when I try that out but knowing Sony it will look beautiful as well. In closing this is one of Sony's best Blu ray players since the S570 and I am proud that my wife got it for me. If you have yet to get a Blu ray player get the S5100 because you wont regret it....I know I don't.

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Description
Immersive action and endless fun. Ready to discover a new universe? With 2D and 3D playback in Full HD, Wi-Fi and bright color enhancement with Triluminos Color, you're all set for planet entertainment. Watch films, play games, browse the web or explore limitless online channels, all in pristine HD. See movies, sport and more in Full HD 3DPlay the latest 3D Blu-ray Disc & trade; movies, see the sporting action in 3D or even upscale your favorite shows or DVDs from 2D to Full HD 3D.
Quick Glance
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, Fast Ethernet
Video Upscaling 1080i (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 720p (HDTV)
BD Player Profile Profile 2.0
Product Type Blu-ray Player
Summary
Product Title Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Player
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $69.99 from Newegg.com
Power Score 3.5 | 45 Reviews
General
3D Compatible: 3D
Components and Compatible Media
Media Supported: Audio CD, BD, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, HD-DVD
Number of Discs Supported: 1
Interface
Audio Video Connectors: HDMI, Digital Audio Coaxial
Output: HDMI, Audio - Digital Coaxial
Interface Connection: USB, Ethernet
Audio Quality
On-board Decoders: Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
Dimensions
Height: 1.6 in
Width: 11.4 in
Depth: 7.8 in
Weight: 2.8 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 year(s)
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User Reviews
Pretty good disc player
1 Star Review   By Jacek on Sony - Official Store - Mar 8, 2014   

Netflix menu on this completely sucks. This is the most unfriendly of menus I've ever seen. I don't have any control over a category I'd like to watch...I've had only menu : because I've watched..." and sometimes, somewhere in the middle, random selected category... Where's regular Netflix menu?

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Great Product
1 Star Review   By ughughugh on Sony - Official Store - Feb 28, 2014   

Got this for Christmas and quit working once, then for some miracle...it started to work again, now its dead...dead...dead! What a rip off!

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Outstanding!
5 Star Review   By Lovinit on Sony - Official Store - Feb 25, 2014   

Got this unit and had easy setup, linked right to my wifi router no problem at all. The old Roku would stop and have to reload - it got annoying - where this is flawless. The picture quality is 100 times better also. The quantity of availble viewing is also phenominal. Anyone want to buy an old Roku? Yes, I would recommend this unit to anyone with an HD TV.

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So far it is much better than my previous BDplayer
4 Star Review   By Greenie68 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 7, 2013   

Plays BR movies, the Dolby channel audio seperation is excellent. Up converts Regular DVD movies, I don't have a 3D TV (technology is going by the wasteside very soon) so I can't speak for the 3D viewing. Apps so far work like they should. Internet viewing is easy. Blue Ray movies start in seconds as with other units can take up to a minute or longer. Overall for the price it's an excellent Blue ray Player. I took one star off because because the unit does not support Adobe flash player which is a must in todays web browsing. My HT set up is Yamaha Home theater reciever, Klipsche speakers, Sony SXRD 60" and this Blue ray player. I'm pworking on building my own HTPC to eliminate all the components. I bought a differant Player a few days ago and had nothing but network and app problems, the LG I had has a terrible UI and overheated horrible. I took it back and got this sony. So far everything is leaps and bounds above LG. But it's only been 2 days, time will tell and for the price if it only lasts 6 months it will be money well spent IMO. Actually I'm very happy that wal-mart carried this product usually wally world carries junk in the home theater sense of things.

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Problem with remote
3 Star Review   By SonyFan11469 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 17, 2013   

I also have S5100 connected to my HX850. Watched some bluray movies and it was fine but when I watch 3D bluray disc, the remote control RMT-B119A tha came with it, won't work properly. Having hard time skipping a chapter, fast forwarding, rewinding. I have to press the skip, next buttons more than once to make it work. It is like, it has a low bat but it's not. I tried using my other remote RMT- B104A and RMT-B107A but won't work either. I tried my HX850 TV remote RM -YD073 and it works fine.

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Excellent Player for the Price
5 Star Review   By Spatch on Sony - Official Store - Oct 24, 2013   

I absolutely love the new passive 3D tech. These glasses are far and away more comfortable than the active glasses of my original 3D TV, and no need to worry about dead batteries. The price is great. The TV came with 4 glasses, and I purchased 4 more through the Sony store. I'm looking forward to some great movie nights with my family.

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Extraordinary, but network setup was difficult
5 Star Review   By Audiophile99 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 14, 2013   

I tried players from many different competitors, and this one runs circles around all of them. I'm using the player on a wired connection so can't speak about the wi-fi. Audio, video and Netflix are all amazing. The video quality is flawless, and seemed to improve a bit after a short break-in period. Blu-Rays are excellent. As well, on Netflix with high-speed internet service, I'm getting HD quality video and a full 5.1 channels of audio with no stuttering or dropouts -- plus the movies start at full resolution, rather than slowly ramping up from a blurry resolution like on players from other manufacturers. Audio quality is exceptional and adds to the movie experience. I immediately noticed that streaming movies sounded unusually good. Maybe because of the DTS:Neo option. The big and unexpected bonus for me was that audio quality on CDs is jaw-droppingly good, into the range of ultra-high fidelity CD players. So good and realistic it sometimes raises the hairs on my forearms. My only significant criticism of this unit is that network setup was unnecessarily difficult. My unit came without the Primary and Secondary DNS addresses entered for the Sony Entertainment Network, so I couldn't initially connect to any streaming services and I had to search on the Web for the solution. Also the automatic IP detection setting didn't work properly, so I had to figure out and manually enter my IP address. Once I got the network issues fixed, the unit worked flawlessly, and the effort was worth it.

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Won't Connect to a LAN!!!
1 Star Review   By NoNickname1 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 13, 2013   

Got this DVD Player to Stream Netflix, etc. My Wifi is iffy - So I ran A LAN Wire to the Player - (Note the LAN works fine with the DirecTV box) The Internet Settings Clearly state the it is connected to the Network - But it fails when I try to Watch Netflix Won't budge with my WiFi

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New to Sony products
5 Star Review   By Daddyjojo on Sony - Official Store - Oct 12, 2013   

This product is amazingly good compared to my piece of junk samsung player that i actually smash with a 16 oz hammer. Good job Sony.

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Really Pleased
5 Star Review   By Steve1971 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 16, 2013   

My wife bought the S5100 for me to replace my BDP S590. Watched some Blu ray movies over the weekend on it and here's my review. First of all the design. Very classy looking by Sony and it look's great sitting next to my Sony HX850 LED/3D tv. Hookup was fast and simple. Put in my first movie and the first thing I saw was is how fast the movie loaded which was a big upgrade over my 590. Second was there was no noise coming from the unit while the movie was playing, I could hardly tell if it was running or not! Another major upgrade over the S590. The PQ was simply beautiful and the audio was fantastic. Sony has hit a home run with the S5100 and with it paired to my HX850 it makes an unbeatable combination. I can only wonder what 3D will look like when I try that out but knowing Sony it will look beautiful as well. In closing this is one of Sony's best Blu ray players since the S570 and I am proud that my wife got it for me. If you have yet to get a Blu ray player get the S5100 because you wont regret it....I know I don't.

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Outstanding!
5 Star Review   By Steve1971 on Adorama - Sep 16, 2013   

My wife bought the S5100 for me to replace my BDP S590. Watched some Blu ray movies over the weekend on it and here's my review. First of all the design. Very classy looking by Sony and it look's great sitting next to my Sony HX850 LED/3D tv. Hookup was fast and simple. Put in my first movie and the first thing I saw was is how fast the movie loaded which was a big upgrade over my 590. Second was there was no noise coming from the unit while the movie was playing, I could hardly tell if it was running or not! Another major upgrade over the S590. The PQ was simply beautiful and the audio was fantastic. Sony has hit a home run with the S5100 and with it paired to my HX850 it makes an unbeatable combination. I can only wonder what 3D will look like when I try that out but knowing Sony it will look beautiful as well. In closing this is one of Sony's best Blu ray players since the S570 and I am proud that my wife got it for me. If you have yet to get a Blu ray player get the S5100 because you wont regret it....I know I don't.

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Not So Hot...
5 Star Review   By jellybean on Sony - Official Store - Sep 7, 2013   

Little package, BIG PERFORMANCE. Love the small size, it fit anywhere! 3-D Blueray, Internet (wireless or wired) Great value.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By jellybean on Adorama - Sep 7, 2013   

Little package, BIG PERFORMANCE. Love the small size, it fit anywhere! 3-D Blueray, Internet (wireless or wired) Great value.

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Really Pleased
5 Star Review   By JohnJ on Sony - Official Store - Sep 5, 2013   

Prior to my new Blu-ray , I was having trouble streaming from netflix. Now there are no interruptions or pauses . I have enjoyed hours of interrupted pleasure. Good work sony.

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Really Pleased
5 Star Review   By JohnJ on Adorama - Sep 5, 2013   

Prior to my new Blu-ray , I was having trouble streaming from netflix. Now there are no interruptions or pauses . I have enjoyed hours of interrupted pleasure. Good work sony.

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Sony Entertainment Network disappears from menu
1 Star Review   By ergogov on Sony - Official Store - Aug 22, 2013   

If you want to have a DVD player for only 3-4 months , then you can get this one. After 3-4 months all apps will stop working ( netflix, hulu+ ,youtube, etc.) . Sony tech support was no help at all. Sony knows about this problem and they are not able to fix it. Probably my last SONY product.

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If you want to have a DVD ...
1 Star Review   By ergogov on Adorama - Aug 22, 2013   

If you want to have a DVD player for only 3-4 months , then you can get this one. After 3-4 months all apps will stop working ( netflix, hulu+ ,youtube, etc.) . Sony tech support was no help at all. Sony knows about this problem and they are not able to fix it. Probably my last SONY product.

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Cheap
1 Star Review   By oldgoat48 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 17, 2013   

In less than 2 months this player won't connect to the internet. Makes a funny noise while running.

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Cheap
1 Star Review   By oldgoat48 on Adorama - Aug 17, 2013   

In less than 2 months this player won't connect to the internet. Makes a funny noise while running.

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Product functionality
1 Star Review   By pollockboise on Sony - Official Store - Aug 14, 2013   

I have had the player for five months. I have yet to get it to play without pausing, skipping or update firmware, both DVD's and online video. I like the options and functions available, but if the unit does not work, how good is it?

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Product functionality
1 Star Review   By pollockboise on Adorama - Aug 14, 2013   

I have had the player for five months. I have yet to get it to play without pausing, skipping or update firmware, both DVD's and online video. I like the options and functions available, but if the unit does not work, how good is it?

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Flimsy/lightweight
3 Star Review   By Tedrik on Sony - Official Store - Aug 13, 2013   

We have the S590 model and it has performed just fine. Not sure about this model. It advertises improved (Super?) WiFi but when placing it in the same position as Panasonic (BD220) it displayed only 3 strength bars compared to the 5 (max reception )of the Panasonic. Also, more Netflix "rebooting" than the Panasonic. One annoying factor: Purchased it on the Sony Site due to the offer of 4 free rentals. HOWEVER-they are NOT rentals that YOU chose. Sony choses 4 old worthless (IMO) that I wouldn't take the time to redeem! I should have purchase on Amazon where you get a $15.00 credit for YOUR choice of rentals. Sony should provide FULL DISCLOSURE!! Anyway, Blu-ray movies look just fine on the player.

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Really Pleased
4 Star Review   By YesFan on Sony - Official Store - Aug 7, 2013   

This machine takes minutes to set up and has great menus and GUI interface.Apps galore but lacks the ability to stream from other devices on network or Wi-Fi. I was very disappointed thinking that this unit was a 5. I give it a 4 for lack of Sony Intel.

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BDP-S5100
4 Star Review   By YesFan on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

This machine takes minutes to set up and has great menus and GUI interface.Apps galore but lacks the ability to stream from other devices on network or Wi-Fi. I was very disappointed thinking that this unit was a 5. I give it a 4 for lack of Sony Intel.

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Pretty good DVD player
3 Star Review   By wildmang on Sony - Official Store - Jul 26, 2013   

Overall this is a very nice DVD player but I cannot believe Sony left off the audio connect. Now I cannot connect my headphones which I need to not bother others in the home. My other DVD player has it so why was it left off this player. I am going to have to return it just because of that one feature not being there. Shame on you Sony.

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Pretty good DVD player
3 Star Review   By wildmang on Adorama - Jul 26, 2013   

Overall this is a very nice DVD player but I cannot believe Sony left off the audio connect. Now I cannot connect my headphones which I need to not bother others in the home. My other DVD player has it so why was it left off this player. I am going to have to return it just because of that one feature not being there. Shame on you Sony.

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great machine
5 Star Review   By wifi on Sony - Official Store - Jul 20, 2013   

We have loved this unit so far. I wish we had a 3D tv to go with it.

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great machine
5 Star Review   By wifi on Adorama - Jul 20, 2013   

We have loved this unit so far. I wish we had a 3D tv to go with it.

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Great unit and upgrade
3 Star Review   By luckyone on Sony - Official Store - Jul 15, 2013   

I love the Discover Sony Entertainment Network, but these great options just keep disappearing from the network menu. I returned it the first time, and now with the second blue ray these great options disappeared again, The help online has steps that do not work to fix the problem.

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Sony Entertainment Network disappears from menu
3 Star Review   By luckyone on Adorama - Jul 15, 2013   

I love the Discover Sony Entertainment Network, but these great options just keep disappearing from the network menu. I returned it the first time, and now with the second blue ray these great options disappeared again, The help online has steps that do not work to fix the problem.

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Solid
4 Star Review   By ddalley on Sony - Official Store - Jun 7, 2013   

The XBM-style desktop is OK and familiar. I use this mainly as a media player for digital files on a NAS box and, so far, it struggles with only a few .avi files, so I use .mp4s as much as possible. The biggest problem with modern players is that we can't hook up to our old speaker sets! This will be a huge problem for a lot of people. This is important, and it sucks! Right now, we are stuck with TV speaker quality sound. So far, there have been no other problems or surprises. It plays discs OK. There have been a few updates, but SONY doesn't tell us what is in them, so I have no idea what they fixed, added or changed, etc. Would I buy this again? Yes, and I probably will get a second one.

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The XBM-style desktop is ...
4 Star Review   By ddalley on Adorama - Jun 7, 2013   

The XBM-style desktop is OK and familiar. I use this mainly as a media player for digital files on a NAS box and, so far, it struggles with only a few .avi files, so I use .mp4s as much as possible. The biggest problem with modern players is that we can't hook up to our old speaker sets! This will be a huge problem for a lot of people. This is important, and it sucks! Right now, we are stuck with TV speaker quality sound. So far, there have been no other problems or surprises. It plays discs OK. There have been a few updates, but SONY doesn't tell us what is in them, so I have no idea what they fixed, added or changed, etc. Would I buy this again? Yes, and I probably will get a second one.

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Great streaming device
1 Star Review   By Racer on Sony - Official Store - May 23, 2013   

on the sony site the width is listed as 11.4" When I went to install it, it was 14.1 wide. Too wide to fit the space allowed.

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width spec incorrect
1 Star Review   By Racer on Adorama - May 23, 2013   

on the sony site the width is listed as 11.4" When I went to install it, it was 14.1 wide. Too wide to fit the space allowed.

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Excellent Player for the Price
4 Star Review   By okwa76 on Sony - Official Store - May 2, 2013   

This has been a pretty good disc player. Easy to use if you have patience to wait for it. A few times it has locked up, requiring me to disconnect it from the electrical outlet to reset it. Also the closed-captioning feature does not work when using Hulu-Plus. This is not a defect, Hulu told me their technology doesn't allow Sony Blu-Ray players to use closed-captioning. Otherwise it has been good.

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Pretty good disc player
4 Star Review   By okwa76 on Adorama - May 2, 2013   

This has been a pretty good disc player. Easy to use if you have patience to wait for it. A few times it has locked up, requiring me to disconnect it from the electrical outlet to reset it. Also the closed-captioning feature does not work when using Hulu-Plus. This is not a defect, Hulu told me their technology doesn't allow Sony Blu-Ray players to use closed-captioning. Otherwise it has been good.

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Being returned
5 Star Review   By kshcsuf on Sony - Official Store - Apr 22, 2013   

I recently purchased this unit and I'm pretty happy with it. It supports all of the major streaming services. I've used Netflix + Hulu + Amazon Instant Video with no problems at all. I've also used the DLNA implementation streaming content off of my Mac with Serviio. The "Super Wi-Fi" implementation delivers a very strong signal on the other side of the house with my Airport Extreme access point. In fact, it is stronger than every device I have with the exception of a Mac Mini in the same room as the access point. I was prompted to complete a firmware update when I first installed the unit and it completed with no problems. I have a very simple setup (2.0 audio to a Vizio 34" LCD panel) and no complaints at all. From what I read, this unit is Energy Star compliant and draws less than 0.1 watts in standby, which is awesome! This is a solid replacement for the Apple TV I was using to stream NetFlix and random movies via iTunes. I haven't tried the SideView app yet.

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EXCELLENT player!
5 Star Review   By DanC on Sony - Official Store - Mar 29, 2013   

Easy to set-up and versatile since it connects to many network services such as Netflix, Windows 8 PC that streams via Windows Media Player and a DLNA network file storage to stream my media. Response is quick and the XrossMediaBar (XMB UI is familiar if you've used PSP or PS3. I replaced my DVD player and Roku with this single device. One needs to remember DLNA cannot play some files such as protected iTunes files or Windows Recorded TV Show (.WTV) files since they are limited to running on iTunes or Windows devices. But for plain MP3, MP4 video files, and photos, this works perfectly.

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Great streaming device
5 Star Review   By DanC on Adorama - Mar 29, 2013   

Easy to set-up and versatile since it connects to many network services such as Netflix, Windows 8 PC that streams via Windows Media Player and a DLNA network file storage to stream my media. Response is quick and the XrossMediaBar (XMB UI is familiar if you've used PSP or PS3. I replaced my DVD player and Roku with this single device. One needs to remember DLNA cannot play some files such as protected iTunes files or Windows Recorded TV Show (.WTV) files since they are limited to running on iTunes or Windows devices. But for plain MP3, MP4 video files, and photos, this works perfectly.

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Not So Hot...
5 Star Review   By ljmart on Sony - Official Store - Mar 24, 2013   

location of this player is way less than ideal... in basement basically underground, wireless router upstairs on other side of house, player enclosed in a totally metal media cabinet which could hamper wireless connection, yet works flawlessly!!! netflix interface is great... shows with multiple episodes run consecutively without having to manually start each episode. this is exactly what i was looking for and couldn't be happier! fast load, seamless wireless connection even in terrible conditions, great PQ, LOVE IT!

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EXCELLENT player!
5 Star Review   By ljmart on Adorama - Mar 24, 2013   

location of this player is way less than ideal... in basement basically underground, wireless router upstairs on other side of house, player enclosed in a totally metal media cabinet which could hamper wireless connection, yet works flawlessly!!! netflix interface is great... shows with multiple episodes run consecutively without having to manually start each episode. this is exactly what i was looking for and couldn't be happier! fast load, seamless wireless connection even in terrible conditions, great PQ, LOVE IT!

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Excellent Player for the Price
4 Star Review   By Ramvoo on Sony - Official Store - Mar 18, 2013   

Great Picture quality output, excellent wifi connection speed, simple intuitive user interface and fast disk insert to play time. The remote should have been backlit and not ideal for web browsing. I'm trying to figure out the sideview app..can't seem to locate the player.

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Excellent Player for the Price
4 Star Review   By Ramvoo on Adorama - Mar 18, 2013   

Great Picture quality output, excellent wifi connection speed, simple intuitive user interface and fast disk insert to play time. The remote should have been backlit and not ideal for web browsing. I'm trying to figure out the sideview app..can't seem to locate the player.

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width spec incorrect
2 Star Review   By livingproof on Sony - Official Store - Feb 26, 2013   

Has this player one day and it is going back. I have always been a fan of Sony but this 2013 model is not so hot. Three times I had to reset it after losing internet connections for it to reconnect and even after it prompted for a firmware update...made no change. PQ on blu ray was ok, but have seen better picture produced from other players.

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Pretty good disc player
2 Star Review   By MrSunset on Sony - Official Store - Feb 21, 2013   

It failed with every streaming video file I tried, and after it told me it failed, the only way to get past the message was to restart the machine (return and home buttons didn't work). The interface to navigate around isn't nearly as nice as LG or Samsung. I was expecting a vibrant color screen with a flashy background (like the Samsung water wallpaper), and with alot of attractive panels for online entertainment, video steaming and apps. What I got (after the firmware upgrade) was a bland and clunky black and white interface, that left me bored fast. To unlock alot of the online features you have to go their website and register fiirst, which I find to be a pain. The remote is small, and the buttons are tight together. The BluRay playback was good, but not exceptional. I'm going to return it most likely...it's not up to the competition I feel.

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