Thanks re Berlin Phil. What a great, somewhat-hidden feature to have access to all that content straight to your display without Thunderbolting or anything of that sort. That and SA-CD keep Sony in the mix for me despite a variety of other little demerits.
The 5100 is a textbook example of a few things I can't stand about where some of the big guys' BD player design has gone in the past 18 months or so: flimsy build quality; non-traditional chassis shape (what with that roof that rises to a little peak--yech!); no analog outputs (non-HDMI AVR here). Thus my interest in "older" players. Sometimes pricier than the newer POS decks but still available new on Amazon Marketplace.
Edited by Paul.R.S - 12/5/13 at 12:49am