• Built-in super WiFi
• Stream from Sony’s Entertainment network which includes Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora and more
• Stream My Sports and Fitness app
• I/P noise reduction
• 2 USB ports
• 2D to 3D conversion
• Built-in TV SideView to browse internet with a compatible phone or tablet
• Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD codecs reproduce High Definition sound
RATING: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Welcome to a review of the Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Super Wi-Fi. This Blu-ray disc player is loaded with lots of features for its low, affordable price. Its streamlined appearance is contemporary and compact and will fit nicely with your TV and other home theater equipment. The built-in super WiFi will give you access to Sony’s entertainment network which includes Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and much more. With 2 USB ports, you can also connect your thumb drive to one of the 2 ports and listen to your music, and view videos and pictures on your TV screen. Yet another option for browsing or streaming your music and videos is the built-in TV side-view where you can browse the internet using your compatible phone or tablet. Given all these options, you will certainly be connected online and also be able to socialize with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, even while watching TV.
The part number for the remote that comes with this Blu-ray disc player is RMT-B119A.
The Blu-ray player loads quickly so you’ll be watching your movie in seconds. Your 2D movies will automatically be converted to 3D where you can fully engage yourself in a theater-like experience. This player also up-scales your movies to near 1080p high definition. The I/P noise reduction is designed to eliminate playback noise so that you can experience better picture quality. You will be viewing your movies, sporting events and games with vibrant color, and crystal clear images.
A user commented that last year many users complained about the bad functionality of text input on last year’s player. This year’s player is equipped with a full QWERTY style onscreen keyboard, making it much easier to use. A feature missing from this player is that it has no analog or digital optical outputs, not even for audio, so any equipment you have that is not HDMI compatible will not function. No HDMI cable is included with this player, therefore you must purchase one separately. Another noted complaint is that the apps take a long time to work and the search function also takes a long time to post results. Given the low price, however, for all that this Blu-ray disc player delivers, it is definitely worth purchasing.
• Built-in super WiFi
• Compact, modern design
• High resolution picture quality
• No analog or digital optical outputs
• Apps are slow to work
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