Originally Posted by Ruined
No 480i over HDMI for DVD output to a scaler.
No bitstream of HD nextgen codecs for those who want to use their receiver/prepro for decoding.
No native IR support.
Can be loud (depending on your luck).
Big and can't be stacked.
Subjectively not the best looking piece of gear on the block.
Functionally more complex than it needs to be for Blu-ray playback due to obvious reasons.
In other words, its not even close to the best for many
Bullet 1: I have three 777ES changers running into my Integra DTC-9.8 from a Escient Manager-Not an issue.
Bullet 2: The LPCM works beautifully
Bullet 3: 25 bucks for the bluetooth remote? OK, so I have to use that one along with my Harmony One. Big deal! So what!
Bullet 4: You can't be serious.
Bullet 5: It sits nicely in my BDI stand, but they do make ears for the PS3.
Bullet 6: Again; You can't be serious.
Last but not least; Bullet 7: It is the simplest piece of gear I have ever owned. It also talks to my computer making it the cheapest server on the planet.
As a custom installer, our company doesn't sell them because there is no money to be made. I have 14 units of gear + amps, and the PS3 is everybody's [in my home] favorite unit. Thank goodness it doesn't bitstream the new CODEC's, because it would be in the same boat as the rest of the player's with the popping noises and handshake issues that have plagued us early adopters. When a stand-alone gets released that can beat this unit, I'll give it its due consideration, but for now the PS3 is hard to beat!