Originally Posted by TheMoose
I'm waiting to upgrade to a standalone until more final spec players are released (Denon, Sony ES, etc) but the BDP-S550 looks like an early contender to me!
Why would you spend the extra $100 for analog outs and internal decoding??? Your receiver will do all that from the bitstream which the cheaper unit does. I see the only 'advantage' as the 1G storage, and I'm not sure it is worth $100.