Amazon is offering the Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray player for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s $60 below retail, and a match for the best price ever. Along with playback support for Blu-rays and 3D content, it features WiFi streaming of Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, HuluPlus, Pandora and more. It even costs less than the best streaming media players like the Apple TV and Roku, which cannot play disc media. Simply connect a mass storage device to the player via USB to share your favorite photos/videos or listen to music.
The Sony BDP-S5100 scores very highly across the board for picture performance. Contrast levels are impressive and the player packs a serious visual punch. The blue skies and white clouds hovering over New York during The Amazing Spiderman are vibrant, with even the faint edges of clouds sharply and clearly defined. The S5100’s clean, pristine picture shows plenty of fine detail too.