Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Unless someone convinces me otherwise, I was going to get the S6200.
I bought one of Sony's cheaper Blu-ray players (S590) in November '12 to use as a SACD player simply because it can bitstream DSD over HDMI (I don't see a need to pay for the DAC in an Oppo when I'm not going to use it).
While I'm very happy with the audio results, the player can be noisy when spinning some discs, and sometimes locks up and needs to be unplugged. I suppose this is the tradeoff of a $100 player.
So I'm hoping that the 6200 offers better performance in those areas.
As for use as a blu-ray video player, I feel like the only substantive difference between the S6200 and the 790 is the loss of the dual HDMI out for people who have 3D displays and A/V receivers that don't support 3D passthrough. I figure Sony realized that rather than accommodate legacy receivers, they should be pushing people to buy new ones. Even if I were to buy a 3D capable display, I'd probably never use it because I mostly rent Blu-rays from Netflx rather than buy, and as far as I'm aware, Netflix only has 2D Blu-rays.
The Amazon app on the S590 is terrible (Netflix is pretty good), so as others have noted, that really needs an upgrade.