Originally Posted by kennyt
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.
In addition the BDP-S550 also has
7.1 channel decoding for DTS-HD MA
7.1 channel analog output
1 GB local storage device included
Please explain why you think Sony is planning this model over the BDP-S350 at a $100.00
premium? Who will need these features?