Just wanted your guys opinion on this one. it looks good to me but I am a noob in this area.
I have 60" tv with 18" x 18" room
I've been tracking this for a while. Nice price today, although Amazon just started charging sales tax in CA, so not as good as it was last weekend. HDMI in on this model, good brand, but some reviews complain about some of the apps, like Netflix. Bummer on proprietary speaker connectors--have to cut and splice for placement. I don't think it plays MKV files, also a bummer. But I might pull the trigger anyway at $300.
I'm happy with the 490 due to the low price, HDMI in, and good audio and video quality. The bass is good enough for me, not an audiophile. Switching inputs is simple with a toggle switch on the remote, and it has a dedicated Netflix button. Otherwise the remote is not very ergonomic.
If you're looking for a cheap but good integrated blu ray player, I'd recommend it. I have mine hooked up to Pioneer speakers, so I can't speak for the stock audio, but I'm sure they're good too. For not too much more than a simple BR player, you get an amp, wifi, speakers, apps, etc.