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.
the 7.1 channel decoding is a big part of why I prefer that + the on board 1G storage (However the S350 is upgradeable with an add on memory).
But like I said these are just the early contenders, I'm sure more 2.0 players are coming soon.