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5.0 out of 5 stars Is the newer model an improvement?, 3 Oct 2013
This review is from: Sony Smart 3D BDPS490 Blu-ray Player (Old model) (Electronics)
I purchased the new model 3 weeks ago and was very pleased with the apps and the ease of use. I decided, foolishly as it turns out, to purchase a set of Sony Surround Sound headphones to go with my new player. Unfortunately I forgot to check that the newer model had an optical out. It does not! I had not purchased my player from Amazon, although I did use them to buy the headphones which were not cheap. The store I used kindly let me return my newer model and swapped it for this one which they still had in stock, and unbelievably gave me 20 back as well. As soon as I powered the player up, it updated itself and all the apps on this year's model appeared on older model. I can now enjoy pure digital surround sound and a great picture as well. The only difference I can see, apart from the omission of an optical out on the newer model, is the new range's odd faceted shape, which the 2013 models have all adopted. I would save your hard earned cash and buy this model, especially if you want to enjoy surround sound using headphones sometime in the future. None of the lower end models in the new Sony range have an optical out anymore, and you have to go a fair bit up the price range before you will find a model that does.
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