Originally Posted by roguedog
My next question is should I wait to get a PS3? I think the price will drop but will there be some sort of improved features or is it just a price drop? I think my POS Samsung player is acting up but I can probably hold on or buy a temp upconverting system if you all think it's worth the wait...
There is a known price drop on the 80 gig bundle (which as near as I can tell isn't even available right now). If you want to game, the 80 gig might be worth waiting until June for. The current 40 gig unit has the old Six-Axis controller, and can not play PS2 games. The 80 gig unit in June will come with the newer DualShock3 controller which brings back the rumble feature. The 80 gig unit also is able to play some (most?) PS2 games. If you're going to use the PS3 mainly as a blu-ray player, or don't care about either of these features, I say get it now.
As to the bigger "wait" question, I don't think I can give a better answer than David Aiken did. We could speculate, but that's all it would be. Will the PS3 get cheaper? Certainly. Will they add more things? Perhaps - if we look at the PS2, we'll see that they added built in IR later, made it smaller, expanded the kinds of discs it could read, made it quieter, added ethernet... etc. However - I have not seen any substantial rumors about changes in the PS3. In fact, hardware wise, it's been more of removing stuff (initial PS3 could play PS2 games because of built in hardware - next one could play some via emulation, and latest can't play them at all). I would love to see IR added, but I just don't see it happening - the initial PS2 could do IR with an add-on, the IR was just integrated later. Sony so far has been pretty resolute in their bluetooth implementation.
I would say if you can afford it now, and want it - get it. If you look at people who bought PS3s on day one and all the additinal features they now have access to, it is pretty impressive. I believe at this point that Sony will continue to add features to the PS3 via firmware, making it one of the least "oh, I should have waited" pieces of hardware out there.