Originally Posted by aaronwt
And the PS3 doesn't have the capability to bit stream the advanced audio codecs to the receiver. Which is another reason why the BD30/BD50 is much better for plaing BD titles than the PS3. I think there is no comparison. The BD30/BD50 beats the PS3 in every way.
Not in every way by a long shot
I have allready posted in this thread the positives and negatives of both machines being that I own both. The PS3 and BD30 both have advantages and disadvantages compared to one another. To sum it up the BD30 has 3 advantages over the PS3...analog out, DTS-MA, not as loud. The PS3 is a faster loader, smoother menu navigation, more reposive remote commands, better disc navigation, better build quality, will be 2.0 with a FW update, less money (if you get the $100 credit by getting a sony card from sonystyle.com), not to mention all the non BR features the PS3 has which I will not list. PQ at 1080/24p is identical between the 2 on my setup (after doing an extensive A/B comparison).
Both great machines and which one you go with just depends on your needs/wants as both have advantages/disadvantages compared to one another.
Edit: One more advantage of the PS3 is SD-DVD upconversion.