Rated 4 out of 5 by Malcolm30 Good Blu Ray player obtained at a cheap price
We got this Blu ray player during the Black Friday sales from Best Buy at half price. It has a great picture and works well. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that once my wife could not get the disc to start playing. We ended up ejecting the disc and putting it back in to get it to start. Not sure if we just missed the setting but we looked for a while before resorting to this method. It has a nice small form factor, about half the size of our previous Sony player. The WiFi streaming is easy to set up and works well. There is a Netflix button right on the remote so you can start the service easily, which my wife loves! It has easy setup and works well in conjunction with a Sony smart tv. We just bought a Playstation Now capable WiFi steaming
40 inch Sony television also. When the Blu Ray player is turned on the TV input automatically changes and it changes back when the player is trend off. NICE FEATURE! I would recommend this player and would definitely purchase again.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZekeOne Works Great.
I bought this unit to replace a Panasonic unit that died after just 8 months of use. It had never worked correctly anyway, as it never did connect to the internet via WiFi to do software updates (which I didn't confirm until after I saw how well this Sony unit worked).
This Sony unit connected immediately (with positive feedback, so I knew I was connected) and worked great, right out of the gate. I now have at least 5 dozen sites available, and many are free.
The Blu-ray functionality has been flawless. Even playing some scratchy old DVD's without issue.
The unit has a small footprint. The remote is also smaller than most, which was a plus for me. My only negative comment would be that the pause button should be the same size as the play button and placed directly under the play. But that is very minor unless you have big paws. Overall, I give this unit a big thumbs up. Nice design, great functionality, WiFi compatible and easy to navigate.
August 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by oQQQQQ8 good when it works, but three fails in 12 months.
Navigation is easy and picture quality great. But the thing keeps breaking, and Sony is very unresponsive on tech support. Fortunately I got SquareTrade coverage through Amazon, and they have offered me a refund. Sony just gave me the runaround.
First one dead on arrival; second one started flashing 2 seconds of display, 2 seconds of black; Third one started flickering then wend dead completely. The third one was smaller and had no display, and no numbers on the remote for setting codes up.
Tech support obsessed about whether the cable was high enough quality, but it works fine on my PC. If their product is more picky than a standard video card, they should include a cable with the product. Brand new cable didn't help.
I don't know what "offered for presale" means. I've owned this product nearly a year but am not selling it.
I never tried the 3D capability and was unable to set up wifi
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RBaasch Mediocre Player, Worse Remote Control Ever
Player has performed up to expectations although dust easily affects playback, and there doesn't appear to be any way to clean the laser.
No panel lights to tell if the device is dead or alive. Chassis is so light that you virtually cannot close the DVD drawer by hand without the device sliding across the table. Eject and Power functions are on the same (un-lit) button. Can't tell which button you're touching, but it's ALWAYS the wrong button...nice touch Sony.
Didn't notice anywhere on the product packaging where this player uses "CINAVIA" technology...this is NOT a plus. Guess Sony didn't think you'd mind.
The remote control packaged with this player is a cheap throw-away, (will not control the TV or any other device),,, suggest you keep the remote from the player you're replacing. Chances are it's WAY better than the remote control Sony provided.
All in all, it's a cheap player that looks & operates that way.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jackson61 A GREAT BLU RAY PLAYER
First under system settings, make sure that option "quick start" is set to OFF, once you verified that quick start is OFF
Turn OFF the player wait about 5 seconds for the player to fully power down then
For ZONE A press the YELLOW button on the remote
For ZONE B press the BLUE button on the remote
For ZONE C press the RED button on the remote
Turn ON the player and insert your disc
When switching between BD zones you will not see or heard anything this is normal, the player however is always listening to IR commands from the remote control. Make sure the player is OFF before you press any buttons and make sure the quick start is also set to OFF
R1 Region 1 ~ U.S.A., U.S. Territories and Canada
R2 Region 2 ~ Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
R3 Region 3 ~ Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
R4 Region 4 ~ Mexico, South and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
R5 Region 5 ~ Russia, Eastern Europe, India, Africa (excluding South Africa), North Korea, Mongolia
R6 Region 6 ~ China
A: East Asia (except Mainland China and Mongolia), Southeast Asia, the Americas and their dependencies.
B: Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe (except Russia), Oceania and their dependencies.
C: Central Asia, East Asia (Mainland China and Mongolia only), South Asia, central Eurasia
April 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LawrenceReed I was recommended this by a sony rep.
This is the best Blu-ray Player I have ever had. I would not only recommend this to a friend, I would recommend this to anyone in the market for the best Blu-ray Player made. I've enjoyed mine so much, not just for the quality of it, yet for the fact that it has the Triluminous Technology built in. What that technology does is that it separates each shade of any color, no matter how closely related they are ( ie ) two shades of blue and any other color that cannot be seen by the naked eye, even when they overlap will be able to be seen by the naked eye when a Blu-ray is being played or a DVD is being played. So yes I definitely would recommend this Player. Especially, because the price for such an excellent player could never be beat by any other player, for all it can do!!
March 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SonyFanTexas audio issues
I have the BDP S5200 connected to a TV through HDMI and also o my Sony STRD2020 deck through digital coax audio. Certain DVDs work perfectly. No issue on TV as well as the stereo deck.
BUT Certain others create audio problems (a sound like a bad motercycle) through the stereo deck, but still work ok on the TV/HDMI. No idea what is going on. The problem DVDs seem to have M4a coded audio at 192 KBPS, 48 KHz.
May 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by puddintame11 I wanted to like it : (
I purchased the Sony Blue Ray Disc player (BDP S5200) in order to view internet content on my television. Entering information to access internet content is cumbersome and time consuming with the remote control. There is a screen mirroring feature that would make eliminate this problem, IF I could access it. The Wi Fi connection process to access screen mirroring asks for a password. I searched and entered any and every number on the box and instructions with no results. I contacted customer service, asking where I might find the password, or if they could provide one. Customer service told me the player was not compatible with any of my devices ( Apple ipad, iPhone, droid phone, and PC) I am disappointed to say the least.
October 1, 2014