I happened to stop by my local BB to pick up a universal remote and the salesperson reacted when I said that I was using the PS3 as my Blu Ray player.
With my Pioneer Elite TV, he was adamant that the difference between the PS3 and a stand-alone Blu Ray player (even the Sony ones) was "night and day". His assertion was that the PS3 had 8-bit video while the stand-alones were 10-bit and I was wasting the display's capability. Makes me wonder what the new Pioneer players use.
Reading the many articles and posts, I know there are two camps on the PS3 as a top-notch player but can anyone confirm what he's saying? I tend to take most tech advice at BB with very large grains of salt.