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Not a stellar deal, but that's about $10 off the regular street price for this 3D, wifi, streaming player, making it the same price as the lower end non-3D BDP-S3100. Not a bad deal. But you know Amazon, price could change any minute.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S5100-Blu-ray-Player-Wi-Fi/dp/B00AWKC0JM
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The big warehouse version of the bdp5100 (the BX510) is $88 at Sams Club...

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The big warehouse version of the bdp5100 (the BX510) is $88 at Sams Club...

$79.99 with instant mfg rebate of $40 at Costco this weekend. Comes with a free hdmi cable as well.

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This is now $79.99 on Amazon.

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Might I get your opinions please?

If I already have a PS3 (slim) would there be any benefit to getting the S5100? Aside from saving wear on the Playstation and probably a bit less power consumption are there any features, abilities, or apps, it has that the PS3 doesn't? I figure it would at least be quieter than the PS3 which is kind of loud when playing movies.

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It is relatively quiet in comparison to a PS3 and rather nimble to my Panasonic BD65.

Unfortunately, all the 2013 models do not decode Dolby HD tracks into multichannel PCM, which is an issue for me since my receiver has issues with DTSHD-MA periodically and I greatly prefer having everything outputted as PCM for my receiver.
Also seems odd that the player interface seems to be rendered at either SD or 720p.

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Looks like it's now pulling up at $79.99 for me.
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It is relatively quiet in comparison to a PS3 and rather nimble to my Panasonic BD65.

Unfortunately, all the 2013 models do not decode Dolby HD tracks into multichannel PCM, which is an issue for me since my receiver has issues with DTSHD-MA periodically and I greatly prefer having everything outputted as PCM for my receiver.
Also seems odd that the player interface seems to be rendered at either SD or 720p.

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Any issue with this being direct-connected to a TV without a receiver and likely hooked to a soundbar sometime in the future, with the lack of Dolby HD decoding?
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It converts all Dolby audio into stereo with no LFE information.

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Any issue with this being direct-connected to a TV without a receiver and likely hooked to a soundbar sometime in the future, with the lack of Dolby HD decoding?

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It converts all Dolby audio into stereo with no LFE information.

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I agree the output of a TV would be converted to stereo, depending on the TV make and model. But direct from the player over digital coax, all lossy Dolby and DTS tracks remain full 5.1. Just connect the player's audio directly to the sound bar.
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Just bought it last week from Amazon, so far good in dvd playing blue Ray & 3D, it has a heck of a nice picture coming out off the player, recently trying to understand the player with its WIFI capabilities and the internet, the remote has no backlight but again look at the price of the player and everything that its capable of.

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Picked one up (BX510 version) for $69.99 at Costco last night.
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costco online has a manufacture 40 dollar rebate... I needed another BR player for downstairs... this is cheap enough to make me jump.
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Picked one up (BX510 version) for $69.99 at Costco last night.

I just picked up one too for this price. This was a no brainer for our newly bought projector, Benq w1070. We already have a blu ray but no 3D. So this will be dedicated for the projector.
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Now $79.99 at Amazon!
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Picked one up (BX510 version) for $69.99 at Costco last night.

I went to Costco this past weekend and it was $79.99 after $40 rebate that ends on 02/15. Was there another discount that I missed?
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I went to Costco this past weekend and it was $79.99 after $40 rebate that ends on 02/15. Was there another discount that I missed?

I noticed that different Costcos will have different prices sometimes. One by me has it for $79 and another had it for the $69 that I bought. An employee told me it has to do with amount of stock sometimes. If the store has too many a cheaper price is issued.
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Now $79.99 at Amazon!

 

Is it still available in Amazon until now? I just can't seem to see it when I clicked the link above. :mad:\

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Might I get your opinions please?

If I already have a PS3 (slim) would there be any benefit to getting the S5100? Aside from saving wear on the Playstation and probably a bit less power consumption are there any features, abilities, or apps, it has that the PS3 doesn't? I figure it would at least be quieter than the PS3 which is kind of loud when playing movies.

So I bought the S5100 (actually, the BX510 club version) a few weeks ago and returned it. I also have a PS3 slim and here is my take on it. The S5100 is a nice Blu-ray player. It's benefits over the PS3 are:

  • It's quieter than a PS3, practically silent, in fact.
  • Consumes less power than a PS3.

That's about it, really. I like that you can disable the front display on the S5100. That is a nice feature for those who may prefer no lights in low-lighting conditions or just don't want the distraction of seeing the timer when playing a movie.

So why did I return mine? Well, even though I got it for about $80 I just didn't need it. The PS3 has a much nicer UI and it is more responsive. The disc data is pulled down before the movie is started. Why do I want to see it after I have played the movie? The PS3 build quality is very solid and I love the slot-loading drive in comparison to the cheap drawer that is used on the S5100 and so many players today. Discs I previously played on the PS3 immediately pick up where I left off, the S5100 wanted to play the trailers and ads first, and it wasn't until I opted to play the movie it would ask if I wished to pick up where I left off. The PS3 also remembers more discs, from what I gather from others on the forums. The Netflix UI on the PS3 is the latest and the PS3 receives frequent updates. The S5100, on the other hand, has an older UI and I had some audio sync issues with some titles that were likely due to the Netflix software, not the player. It looks like the S5100 is not going to get the new Netflix UI, so you have to buy the S6200 to get that.

In a nutshell, the PS3 just handles everything I throw at it. The apps work. It receives regular software and app updates. I've never had issues with disc playback. It just works very well. The only knocks I have against it are that it can be a bit louder than I'd like, although I only notice it during quiet scenes when the refrigerator or the AC isn't running. Some people have said the S5100 scales DVDs better, but I saw no clear evidence. If you want a Blu-ray player for another room it's a good choice, but I wouldn't recommend replacing a PS3 with one.
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