I'm going to stand firm and not buy another bluray player until I see a silver one. I have HTPC's with aluminum cases I use right now, but frankly I don't like using an HTPC to play blurays HTPC cases arent' big enough to get proper cooling and use noisy little fans doing a watercooling rig is just more work and really for nothing. I use PS3 as well, but I don't even like the way that looks I wish everything was made in a stackable configuration so every component just neatly lined up. No big moronic logos, just keep it simple.
I hate the way companies play these games which just end up leaving us all with ugly ass racks and even limit our options in terms of how we can arrange our systems. They make so many different players etc. There should be a standard. Stackable components, and then all the trendy stylized crap they all sell to the brain dead monkeys. All it ever does is put me off buying stuff, because I don't want to blight my home which I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and effort putting together just to buy some piece of crap 200 dollar dvd player ps3 whatever that mucks up my peaceful and nice home. Such wasteful idiocy is just everywhere. So annoying.
The only solution seems to be to build ventilated cabinets and hide all this hideous crap. Just makes me wish that RF or bluetooth was the standard for remote controls instead of IR.