Sony BDP-S5000 reviews

18 customer reviews

+ This blu-Ray player scores high on sound quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
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Harry, London Home cinema enthusiast

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, excellent picture and sound.
Bad points:
Bulky and weighty machine. Requires time to prepare for disc loading.
Price might put buyers off but I wanted the best player for my Home CInema and I am happy.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jan 2011

Ian, Berkshire UK Home cinema enthusiast

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very very good player, excellent picture and sound, on a good TV the picture seems better than at the movies.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Nov 2009

Eric, St. Albans Technophobe

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
top quality product but also top price. For me it was worth it but the picture quality
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 16 Apr 2010

Purchaser Home cinema enthusiast

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Deep colour palate, sharp pictures, very little picture judder when slow panning. Looks and feels high quality. Full count of HD picture coding. Fully loaded HD sound if your not using an amp.
Bad points:
No built in wi-fi. No inbuilt memory. Remote looks like it came with a budget dvd player.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Review date: 14 Apr 2010

Purchaser Home cinema enthusiast

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excllent picture, natural colours. Makes DVDs look really nice.
Built like the proverbial tank.
Good sound even with CDs
Bad points:
Expensive.
Doesn't play SACDs
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 11 Feb 2010

Andrew, Home cinema enthusiast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture and Sound excellent.
Bad points:
slow loading time of discs with BD content.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2011

Purchaser Film lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent product. Great picture and great sound through quality equipment.
Bad points:
LAN connection should be wireless
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 02 Feb 2010

Product Features

3D No
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD-RW
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Upscaling Yes
Audio technology DTS HD
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Number of HDMI ports 1
Number of scart ports 0
Release date 2008-12-01

Also known as: SONY BDPS5000ES, Sony BDP-S5000ES, SONY BDPS5000ESB, SONY BDPS5000

 

Manufacturer's Description

Add more muscle to your home theater with the BDP-S5000ES Blu-ray Disc/DVD player. The BDP-S5000ES’s new 14-bit HD video processor improves standard definition and high-definition picture quality with the help of HD Reality Enhancer and Super Bit Mapping technologies, enabling extraordinarily smooth and detailed picture quality. And not only does it play Blu-ray Discs in stunning, Full HD 1080p/24p, it also upscales DVDs to Full HD 1080p resolution. Fully BD-Live™ capable, the BDP-S5000ES even features an Ethernet connection that allows you to connect to the Internet via your existing service provider to access BD-Live features and easy firmware updates.

HD Reality Enhancer/ Super Bit Mapping®

By analyzing every pixel of the video coming off the disc the player can automatically adjust the picture and enhance it to provide the optimum Image Quality. These two components of This player’s chipset allows for reference quality video playback and quality.

Isolated Audio Circuit Board and High Quality Parts

By keeping the Audio Circuit Board separate from other circuitry interference from the video processor and other components is mitigated and can be kept clean. The high quality parts of the player allows for uncompromising performance.

Rigid Beam Chassis & Dual Shield Construction

The combination of Frame and Beam increases rigidity and controls the fundamental resonant frequency of the frame panels.

Dolby TrueHD® and dts® HD- 7.1 Analog output & bitsteam out over HDMI™

In the past most audio codecs used compression that actually removes some sound data to transmit audio from the disc to the audio circuitry. This means that what you hear is a subset of the original audio. While this was very good we still lost some of the audio. Newer formats allow the Audio to be compressed but not discarded. This means that once the audio is decoded the original audio can come through. This player allows you to stream the audio out via HDMI to a Capable receiver or through analog 7.1 outputs for maximum compatibility with high end receivers.

RS-232C & IR Input for Flexible Custom Installation

By having an RS-232C and IR Inputs this player can work with a wide range of Sony and other third party custom integration solutions.

R-Core Transformer

Because of the unique design of this transformer it has an inherently low radiated hum and noise ratio as compared to other types of transformers. This translates to a better power supply for creating cleaner and better sound.


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