I know the 1100 and 3100 will do Amazon Instant Video. I wonder if this one does. I'm pretty sure this is a walmart exclusive so who knows. It's probably the same as the 3100 but they may have taken off Amazon to try and push people towards Vudu.
Has anyone who bought this Sony BDP-S2100 at $48+tax figured out how it compares to the BDP-3100 on sale for $55 at various places?
From the box, the BDP-s2100 looks like the BDP-s3100 and BDP-s1100 models. According to the table I saw on Amazon, the main differences between the latter two are...
3100 has super-wifi (this 2100 at Walmart has Wireless-LAN, though it might not be "super")
3100 has "premium design" (no clue what this is; the 3100, 1100 and 2100 pics look similar)
3100 has TV Sideview (2100 box does not mention it)
3100 has DNLA (not sure what that is or whether 2100 has it)
OK, I compared the two manuals (2100 vs. 31000) and here is what I noticed (bear in mind that I have never owned or used a blu-ray player):
They both mention streaming from the internet and TV SideView (which I assume means that you can see what the device is playing on tablets and computers via wifi).
The 3100 has a few inputs/outputs that the 2100 doesn't: ethernet/LAN, and digital out (both have HDMI)
Only the 3100 manual mentions DNLA (whatever that is)
2100 also does DLNA, and with the firmware software update it will also get all the same apps including AMZN Prime plus 30-50 other apps.
DLNA is for internal network file sharing, like if you have a DLNA server on the same network like a Plex server on a computer, a PS3 which is also a DLNA server or even your Windows shared folders on your PC. People use it to stream pictures/videos over the network to the Blu-ray player. It's really useful.
The only difference with the 3100 is if you need:
1) Wired Ethernet
2) Coxial Digital Out
#1) If your wifi is very spotty then wired is good, or if you are trying to stream HDTV 1080p content via the network then wired will be better or via the internal app like Netflix with SuperHD content. NOTE: The WiFi does not do 5GHz band.
#2) If you need to directly send the HD audio to another source (like a soundbar, since if you rely on HDMI to TV and then to the soundbar it will get down mixed to 2 channel not 5.1 true surround). This only matters if you have a surround system otherwise you won't need the dedicated digital coaxial output in the 3100.
I specifically picked Sony since it supports DLNA. If you have networked drives and computers where you want to access the media (music, pictures, videos) this is a great feature to have/use.
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