You don't think the PS3 is a great BR disc player? I'm an HD DVD convert and I find the BR PQ of the PS3 on par with the HD DVD PQ of my XA2, both connected to a 60" SXRD XBR2. The only beef I have with it is the lack of MA support.
I've always listened to and respected what you have to say and its just that I did not expect a statement like that from you. Understand that I mean no offense by this.
If thats your true opinion, it will be the first time I disagree with you.
I take it you were either joking or stating that people put more emphasis of importance on the loading speed and price of the PS3.OP
Anyway, from the reviews from here and other sites, I would not buy any of the players in the your poll. I researched my decision for over a month and the PS3 was a no-brainer at the price I could afford.
This purchase was one of the few times I felt I got more than my moneys worth. To me, its more of an AV hub than a game console. Slap TVersity on a machine, build a NAS and your good to go. Every song, picture and home movie I have is at my fingertips. Thats just one of the value add abilities of the PS3.
But, it seems like your dead set against the Playstation, so I won't waste anymore of your time...Will