Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player
Streaming video is great, but there are still plenty of folks with stacks and stacks of DVDs and Blu-ray discs. With the ability to plays discs and stream the top services (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, YouTube, Pandora, and others), the Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player is a good alternative to a Roku or Apple TV.
- Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 5 user reviews
Starting at: $79.99
The good: The Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Wi-Fi is a compact powerhouse with a wide variety of streaming services; image quality is mostly excellent, even with streaming content; good upscaling of DVDs.
The bad: The disk drawer seems flimsy; DLNA streaming isn't as slick as you get from some competitors; 3:2 pull-down performance isn't as smooth as on the Panasonic BDT230; Super Wi-Fi didn't provide better streaming in our tests; no analog outputs.
The bottom line: The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.
October 31, 2013 3:28 PM PDT
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| Caption by: John P. Falcone
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