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Sony BDP-S5000ES

$2,000.00 Released November, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Full 1080/60p and 24p HD output, 14-bit video processing. 24bit audio DAC. Profile 2.0 capable (1GB onboard storage for downloaded content).

The Cons:Extremely expensive. Latest profile enhancements are gimmicks.

The Sony BDP-S5000ES is a "top-of-the-line" (High-end device in the BDP series as well) Blu-Ray player, packed with loads of features including Sony's 14-bit HD video processor which improves both standard and high-definition videos through the included HD Reality Enhancer and Super Bit Mapping Technologies.

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The S5000 also includes Bonusview (Profile 1.1) and BD Live (Profile 2.0) support with a 1GB flash memory for storing downloaded files. The video is processed through a digital-to-analog converter; 14-bit/296MHz at 1080i, and 720p and 14-bit/216MHz at 480i and 480p with full 1080/60p and 24p HD video output. The S5000 also supports 192 MHz/24-bit digital-to-analog audio conversions with Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD decoding done internally. The total device weight is 10kg and the dimensions are approximately 430*125*365mm. The MSRP retail price is $1,999.99 and the S5000 is set to release on or around November 15, 2008.

Bonus features include SONY's XMB or Xross Media Bar for a more enhanced media support, Precision Cinema HD Upscaling, and a RS-232C/IN IR port for those that need one. The S5000 also features a Quick Start Up mode to quench those immediate movie night needs.


  • Video
    • Full 1080/60p and 24p HD video output
    • 14-bit processing HD Reality Enhancer
    • Super Bit Mapping
    • Precision Cinema HD Upscale for standard DVD formats
    • 14-bit/296MHz/14-bit/216MHz digital-to-analog video conversion
  • Audio
    • 192MHz/24-bit digital-to-analog audio conversion
    • 7.1ch analog audio output
    • Dolby True-HD/DTS-HD Bitstream out through HDMI 1.3 port
    • DTS-HD internal decoder
  • Bonus
    • Bonusview/BD Live support
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • 1GB onboard flash memory
    • Quick Start Up Mode
    • SONY XMB-Xross Media Bar
    • RS-232C/IR In port
  • Release Date: 11/15/2008
  • Price (MSRP): $1,999.99

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    full 1080/60p and 24p HD output, 14-bit video processing

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    24bit audio DAC

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    profile 2.0 capable (1GB onboard storage for downloaded content)

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    extremely expensive

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    latest profile enhancements are gimmicks

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