I do agree with Dave on that one. Hitting a button and waiting 20 secs for a response kinda sucks. The PS3 is very quick and responsive. But I have to say that for me, the BD-50 is the best (Stand alone) Blu-ray player out right now. That's why i bought it. Denon has a very solid player and the new Pioneers look promising in some aspects. I guess we will have to wait and see what the BDPS-550 has to offer as well.
Dave, were you able to get as much time with this player as you wanted? How many Blu-rays were you able to watch on it? Also, what kind of speakers were you using for the sound? Because as soon as I put in Kingdom of Heaven I noticed a improvement over my PS3.
I don't like how long it takes for the BD-50 to power up, but I also hate how loud my PS3 is. I love watching a movie and not having to worry about fan noise. I guess my RS2 is a little noisy, but having the PS3 on made the (noise) experience worse.
If I want fast load times I will use my PS3, but for now the PS3 is just going to be used for media distribution and games.
Are many people still waiting for their BD-50 pre-orders?