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post #151 of 2898
jackstrawphilly,

The S590 has HDMI plus a composite video output and analog stereo audio outputs, plus both coax and optical digital audio outputs.

The UK model of the S5100 has only HDMI plus a coax digital audio output. (I haven't seen the U.S. model's manual.)

Both players have network and USB connections.

In other words, so far as the functionality you claim to want, they're the same, since you need to use HDMI to transport SACD audio digitally.

If you want quality multichannel analog audio outputs, that's another matter entirely. You need to consider spending more than twice as much for a Panasonic DMP-BDT 500 (~$250) or another factor of two for an Oppo (~$500 or $1000).
post #152 of 2898
Didn't someone mention that the S5100 is faster than the S590?
post #153 of 2898
My understanding is that the startup and load times are somewhat faster, yes.
post #154 of 2898
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackstrawphilly View Post

590 vs 5100 ?

I'm only focused on SACD, cd, and regular blu rays. I do care a lot about audio performance. Anyone have an opinion they can share? (I'd of course save the $30 if they are the same but wondered if there were specs I was missing. Thanks!

You'll get the following improvements over the s590.

1) disk loading times will be improved by at least 10s
2) wifi reception will be better (not confirmed yet)
3) new youtube interface with support for mobile devices and HD video
4) full support for Sonys new 2nd screen app.

There will be no audio improvements.
post #155 of 2898
I just got the s3100 from BB and when I push the power button on the player itself it feels soft and spongy compared to the other buttons.

It feels like theres no (CLICK) feeling when pushed compared to the others.

Is this normal or did I get a dud power button? rolleyes.gif
post #156 of 2898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Planet View Post

I just got the s3100 from BB and when I push the power button on the player itself it feels soft and spongy compared to the other buttons.

It feels like theres no (CLICK) feeling when pushed compared to the others.

Is this normal or did I get a dud power button? rolleyes.gif

I saw the new Sony BP at the Best Buy also and I hate to say this but the new machines look and feel like junk. The S590 and S390 are better. I wonder how the Panasonic S230 and S330 will be?
post #157 of 2898
Ever since they stopped using metal cases, looks like they're trying to make the plastic case not look as cheap as it really is. The buttons on the 90 series are pretty poor to begin with. I can't imagine the 100 series being any worse, but apparently it is. Seems like ditching analog would be enough cost cutting without cheaping out on the buttons.
post #158 of 2898
Thread Starter 
The S3100 has a part metal case. It is a improvement over the S390.
post #159 of 2898
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Planet View Post

I just got the s3100 from BB and when I push the power button on the player itself it feels soft and spongy compared to the other buttons.

It feels like theres no (CLICK) feeling when pushed compared to the others.

Is this normal or did I get a dud power button? rolleyes.gif

I dont recall the power button feeling any different .. .but if it works I wouldn't worry about it. You're use the remote most of the time - right ?
post #160 of 2898
Why does there need to be a "click" with the power button is pressed? I would retaher it not make any noise when I press it.

I just hope the S5100 comes out by this weekend. I want to pick up a TiVo Mini and would like to pick up the S5100 at the same time.
post #161 of 2898
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Why does there need to be a "click" with the power button is pressed? I would retaher it not make any noise when I press it.

I just hope the S5100 comes out by this weekend. I want to pick up a TiVo Mini and would like to pick up the S5100 at the same time.

I think its the 15th ...... you could always pre-order at amazon, so the moment it comes in, they will ship it out to you.
post #162 of 2898
Thread Starter 
What streaming services are available on Sony BDP players ..... a question that gets asked a fair bit on the forum.

Sony now have a nice table to check out ....

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644871498#/sccFeatured
post #163 of 2898
I thought the Sony players also had Vudu? Is this not the case?
post #164 of 2898
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I thought the Sony players also had Vudu? Is this not the case?

VuDu works fine on my Sony S790
post #165 of 2898
I see now. The link is showing the featured apps initially.
post #166 of 2898
How does the channel list compare to Roku 3 ?
post #167 of 2898
Quote:
Originally Posted by babbahotep View Post

How does the channel list compare to Roku 3 ?
http://www.roku.com/channels#!browse/movies-and-tv/by-popular
post #168 of 2898
Just a side note.

The HDMI port on my s3100 was a CRAZY tight fit.

I had to wiggle the hdmi cable in a circle motion for it to go into place.

It wouldn't go in the port by just pushing it in straight forward.

Looks like sony changed something with the port because I used the same cable with my old s590 and it went in just fine.
post #169 of 2898
For those who owns or seen the S5100 , is it the same size as the miniature S1100 and S3100? I saw those two players at Best Buy this week and they really look real cheap.
post #170 of 2898
From BestBuy.ca, the S5100 is 2.75" wider
 
S5100
 
  • Dimensions - Width
    36 cm
  • Dimensions - Height
    4.3 cm
  • Dimensions - Depth
    19.9 cm
  • Weight
    1.3 kg
 
S3100
 
  • Dimensions - Width
    29 cm
  • Dimensions - Height
    4.3 cm
  • Dimensions - Depth
    19.9 cm
  • Weight
    1.1 kg
 
 
S1100
 
  • Dimensions - Width
    29 cm
  • Dimensions - Height
    4.3 cm
  • Dimensions - Depth
    19.9 cm
  • Weight
    1.1 kg
 
36cm = 14.17" wide, 4.3 cm = 1.7" high , 19.9cm depth = 7.84"
 
29cm = 11.41" wide
 
I dont really care what it looks/feels like,
it is after all the cheapest piece in my entire system, it should look cheap LOL!
Mine is all but invisible/hidden from view, just enough to see the display (when it's lit up) and I only use the remote smile.gif (no "soft" buttons to deal with)
 
can you see it here? look real close
 
let me zoom in , it's right on top my old Toshiba HD DVD player...
sometimes tiny is a good thing...
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Edited by PioManiac - 3/12/13 at 3:09pm
post #171 of 2898
Thread Starter 
The BDP-S5100 is now in stock at Amazon.com !!
post #172 of 2898
How good is the IR reception on the S5100? Can it receive the IR from a wide angle or is it narrow?
Quote:
Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post

From BestBuy.ca, the S5100 is 2.75" wider
 
S5100
 
  • Dimensions - Width
    36 cm
  • Dimensions - Height
    4.3 cm
  • Dimensions - Depth
    19.9 cm
  • Weight
    1.3 kg
 
S3100
 
  • Dimensions - Width
    29 cm
  • Dimensions - Height
    4.3 cm
  • Dimensions - Depth
    19.9 cm
  • Weight
    1.1 kg

 
 
S1100
 
  • Dimensions - Width
    29 cm
  • Dimensions - Height
    4.3 cm
  • Dimensions - Depth
    19.9 cm
  • Weight
    1.1 kg
 
36cm = 14.17" wide, 4.3 cm = 1.7" high , 19.9cm depth = 7.84"
 
29cm = 11.41" wide
 
I dont really care what it looks/feels like,
it is after all the cheapest piece in my entire system, it should look cheap LOL!
Mine is all but invisible/hidden from view, just enough to see the display (when it's lit up) and I only use the remote smile.gif (no "soft" buttons to deal with)
 
can you see it here? look real close
...............................

 
let me zoom in , it's right on top my old Toshiba HD DVD player...
sometimes tiny is a good thing...
 
.........................
 
post #173 of 2898
Quote:
Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

The BDP-S5100 is now in stock at Amazon.com !!

I had just checked a couple of hours ago and it still wasn't in stock. I hope BestBuy gets it this weekend. I want to pick one up and try it out. If I really like it I will be getting a second S5100 instead of picking up a second Roku 3. Since the Roku doesn't have access to the 3D content from the streaming apps like the S5100 is supposed to.
post #174 of 2898
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

How good is the IR reception on the S5100? Can it receive the IR from a wide angle or is it narrow?

It's about as good as you can get, about 15 degrees short of being able to do a full 180 sweep.
I just tested it by opening and closing the the disc tray at 10' away and a very wide angle
...and distance is good enough to reach the farthest corners of my room.
post #175 of 2898
Can anyone summarize the difference between s590 and s 5110? I'm totally confused on choosing the two. I'm looking forward for playability of various formats.
Also, does either of these 2 models support ac3 and DTS audio via USB and DLNA?
post #176 of 2898

No model 5110 that I know of, did you mean S5100 or S1100?
 

post #177 of 2898
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by arohitu View Post

Can anyone summarize the difference between s590 and s 5110? I'm totally confused on choosing the two. I'm looking forward for playability of various formats.
Also, does either of these 2 models support ac3 and DTS audio via USB and DLNA?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450585/official-sony-bdp-s1100-bdp-s3100-and-bdp-s5100/150#post_23069955

Both support AC3 (not DD TrueHD) and DTS/DTS-MA from USB/DLNA. No difference whatsoever.
post #178 of 2898
Thread Starter 
The esupport page has now gone live for the 5100. You can download the manual and marketing specs.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=BDPS5100&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=manuals#/manualsTab
post #179 of 2898
Thread Starter 
File support:

(I underlined the interesting bits)



*1 The player may not play this file format on a DLNA server.

Note "may" ... so that means anything !!! Thats why I think M2TS is more reliable. Even Sony suggests this.

*2 The player can only play standard definition video on a DLNA server.

This is not true. It CAN play MPEG2 HD from a m2ts using DLNA.

*4 The player can only play Dolby Digital format files on a DLNA server.

This is not true. It CAN play DTS from a M2ts using DLNA.

*5 The player can support AVC up to Level 4.1.
post #180 of 2898
I will have a 5100 tomorrow via UPS. I got confirmation on Monday the unit would ship out today.
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