Originally Posted by ABCD
I would discourage anyone from getting the PS3 because it does not support DTS-HD/MA, either bitstreaming or via internal decoding. And all of the Fox Blu-Ray lossless titles use DTS-HD/MA. Lots of people are willing to tell you that it will be eventually supported, but the PS3 hardware cannot handle bitstreaming, and any talk of internal decoding support is just speculation - Sony is totally silent on this.
I don't have a HDMI receiver, so I watched the latest Die Hard using the standard DTS sound track via optical. If you go with a PS3 right now, you're only shutout of getting lossless sound on titles what don't support TrueHD or LPCM.
But the PS3 *does* have a wired and wireless network connection, the BD30 does not have either; so the PS3 can potentially be upgraded to future profiles. The BD30 cannot. The PS3 also has the processing power of a high-end PC so there's likely not a technical reason it cannot decode DTS-HD/MA in to LPCM. It's this processing power which makes it the most responsive player on the market.
On the other hand, the PS3 runs pretty hot and needs good ventilation and it doesn't support IR without a kludgey add-on. The 80GB unit I purchased is reasonably quiet, but it will crank the fan up if it gets hot - which depends on how much processing you ask it to do. Upscaling DVD's for instance seem to be more work for the PS3 than just playing back a Blu-Ray disc.
There's no slam dunk answer right now, but if you have spent a boatload of money on a high-end Plasma or LCD you should see how nice the nextgen console games look. With the PS3 you can download game demos and try most of the games out before plunking down $50 on something you'd rather not play.