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Sony Smart 3D BDPS490 Blu-ray Player (Old model)
Sony Smart 3D BDPS490 Blu-ray Player (Old model)
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Price: £99.99

19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 3D blu ray player, just missing wifi, 18 May 2012
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I bought this as an upgrade to an earlier Sony model, and as an all round player it's simply great - awesome video and audio quality and very easy to get setup. Stacked full of features it also still has SACD playback support as found on the earlier models.

The online services all seem to work without any problem - I don't seem to have experienced any freezing or glitching accesing or watching any content. It also seems to stream video flawlessly from my Windows Home Server via DLNA, including HD content without any problem at all - certainly seems better than the older model this replaces which used to lock up or suffer from stuttering playback on higher bitrate content.

Probably the only two niggles are that it's got a slightly odd shape (the angle and dim output from the LCD actually means it's difficult to see at a glance when the drive is sat on a low shelf under the TV) and build quality seems to have deteriorated - it's got a very plasticy feel. It also doesn't have wifi, instead Sony seem to want to charge either an extra £40-£50 for the S590 which has this built-in, or get you to buy a separate USB wifi adaptor which is pretty poor of them really, especially considering that the non-3D model below (S390) does have wifi built in!
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