Could someone answer some basic questions re the PS3 with the Profile 2.0 update, in comparison with other options? - Although I'm interested in getting a BR player with decent (not necessarily the greatest) video, I do want one with the capability to play the advanced audio codexes, including Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, and also with at least the option of being upgraded to play DTS-HD MA. Most of the 2.0 features, such as PIP, bonus scenes, game connections, remote play capabilities, etc., aren't of much importance to me, but both audio quality and versatility are.
From that perspective, and assuming that I will have an HDMI 1.3 receiver or pre-pro that decodes and processes the new audo codexes, which mid-priced BD players ($350 - $600) should I be looking at? I have been advised that the PS3 units that DID have good audio capabilities, including SACD audio (the 60GB and 80GB models) are no longer available. - Is this so, and if so, why, and do the Profile 2.0 units again have those capabilities? (If not, will future PS3s have the 80GB memory apparently needed for the lossless audio codexes and "deep black" video capabilities? )
If I have one of the new HDMI 1.3 AVRs with multiple decoding capabilities, do I need a player that has internal decoding for all the codexes, assuming I want good quality 7.1 audio? Again, would the PS3 be a good choice?
Do the current PS3s again have the capability of playing SACDs, and can they output MC SACD in DSD format via HDMI (probably not) or in PCM format?
Thanks for any advice, corrections, or suggestions.