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Picture quality, very good; extremely bad menu navigation,
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The Sony BDP-S5100 plays BR, DVD, CD and USB content of any code or region very well. The display settings and menu options, however, are very bad. One particularly annoying problem arises when you need to find menu items in long queues, such as in Netflix, or a collection in a USB attached device or through a network connection, within a reasonable time. In that case, prepare to wait patiently because the BDP-S5100 displays items in a long, single vertical line that takes a VERY long time to scroll down laboriously to the end, or back to the top (no fast scroll option, either). For example, the comparable LG BR player gives you the option to display contents of queues in a grid that extends several columns across the screen, 10 items deep per column. In this setting, it takes me in the LG BR player about five seconds to go from A to Z in my video collection; it takes five MINUTES or more to locate the same item in the Sony BDP-S100 display. So, if you are buying the Sony to play individual discs or have very short queues for everything else, it is a good purchase. Otherwise, until Sony comes up with a better display option, I would give it a miss. There are much more practical choices for code free/alternate voltage players in the current market.
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Initial post: Oct 30, 2013 4:57:45 PM PDT
William Hobson says:
Sounds like LG competitor, the difference between your LG and this SONY is this...your LG will stop reading discs in 6-9 months while sony will work for 2-5 years........that is all I have to say about your comment.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2013 9:09:04 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Please cite your empirical data for the durability of the Sony ...
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2013 7:32:17 AM PST
I own a number of Sony disk players (CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray) and none of them failed, even after 10 years of use (although that use becomes less frequent as I buy a newer equipment).
Posted on Dec 31, 2013 6:35:08 PM PST
This sounds very much like my Uverse DVR. There are two sort options: LIFO and alphabetical. There is no way to sort in reverse alphabetical order, for example, so if I want to watch a program with its title starting in the second half of the alphabet, recorded some time ago, there's no way to expedite the scroll.
Posted on Jan 24, 2014 2:09:45 PM PST
OK understand the frustration--are you using the DVD's remote vs a Universal remote that works both your TV and DVD player?
We have Harmony one and use the page down key to move through our UVerse DVR recordings like 8 at time
Posted on Oct 12, 2014 8:37:37 PM PDT
Tawa Rabbit says:
Sony BDP-S5100 Upgraded Multi Region 3D Blu Ray DVD Player, Worldwide Dual Voltage, 6 Feet HDMI Cable Included It would help if the operating instructions actually mentioned the Dual-voltage function and how it is used.I can't believe that the player power cord can be connected to any voltage without making an internal adjustment.
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