Originally Posted by jeremyhelling
I refuse to turn this into a Xbox v PS3 thread so please don't start listing things that YOU like about the PS3 and things that YOU don't like about the 360.
I will NOT come to enjoy the BT remote. Ever. If it really was about line of sight they would have used RF since that's the industry standard for remote control that doesn't require line of sight. It's been being used for many many years successfully and many aftermarket products support it as a result. That's NOT what it's about though, it's about the money.
I also don't know why everyone keeps trying to sell me on the controller and how great it is. Bottom line for me: It's still an additional controller to have to deal with regardless of how good it is. I already have one of the best remotes available and it works flawlessly... on everything BUT the PS3. Maybe you don't mind having to buy some $50 device or not being able to control everything on the console until you're in the move (even though you can't control the bonus material that everyone says I need PS3 for... irony?) but I do. I made an investment in a quality remote to replace the 15 remotes I would otherwise have to use in my theater and to buy a device that requires use of another remote defeats the purpose entirely.
I don't want a PS3. I didn't want one forever and I let a buddy finally convince me to get one for a Blu-Ray player when I just wanted to get a stand alone player. I bought a PS3 though and gave it a fair chance and hate the thing. Period. If you are one of the millions who likes it that's great but please stop trying to sell me on it. It's not an option for me.
I own a PS3, and I have to agree.
It is very good game machine.
It is good at streaming music.
It plays SACD pretty well.
It plays Bluray so-so (no DTS-MA and loud fan).
It is a great combination device.
If you want the best Bluray player, the PS3 probably isn't it (although it may be the best choice for the OP if he has to buy today). PS3 owners need to look at the facts and realize the short comings of the PS3 as a Bluray player.
If Sony, were to add DTS-MA, that would help greatly, but personally I am giving up. I am about to list my PS3 for sale (as I am not a gamer), and get a stand alone player that has DTS-MA.
The PS3 is a terrific machine. Just be sure you know what you want, and know what the PS3 does well.