Excerpt: At our 2012 Awards, Sony dominated the Blu-ray category with its BDP-S390 and BDP-S790 at either end of the range. Both are excellent performers at their respective price points. In the middle sits the Sony BDP-S490 – another budget machine, but with a different emphasis as far as features are concerned. It loses the wi-fi ability of its cheaper brother, but counters by adding 3D playback.
Pros: Clear and crisp detail, natural colour, 3D playback, strong sound, loads of online content