Both S390 & S490 are exactly the same machines, except:
1) S490 supports 3D
2) S490 lacks wifi.
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Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
Don't think I'll need either, so thanks for the info.
This bit caught my eye when I read the description of the 390:
Should you want to improve the sound of DVDs and CDs still further, there is also a digital output to which you can attach a higher quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor).
Can anyone suggest which model of a DAC I should buy. Is it worth the £40 or so that I have seen advertised.
I would suggest you buy the blu ray player first & see how it performs with music. If you're not happy, you can always buy a DAC later.
Ordered a s390 MR, £99 with 5 year warranty.
Does DAC only improve the audio?
Yes! It's only meant if you're playing CD music & are not happy with the sound.
A fine choice gezpen, well done!
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