Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau /forum/post/14189994
There is a sticky thread on how to choose a Blu-Ray player:
If you have a receiver that can accept high bandwidth, multi-channel HDMI LPCM and "do the right thing" with it, then personally, I recommend the 40GB PS3 (and *ONLY* that specific PS3 model) as a Blu-Ray player -- presuming you want to buy today. Plan to also get an IR2BT remote control converter if you like using a programmable remote like the Logitech Harmony.
Note that I recommend it ONLY as a Blu-Ray player. I recommend you continue to use a traditional player for playing other discs, such as standard DVDs.
If your receiver can not accept HDMI LPCM input, but DOES have multi-channel analog inputs, then the PS3 is not for you as it does not have multi-channel analog audio outputs. I do not have a recommendation for a player with analog outputs.
This is a rapidly evolving market. Your choices will change between now and the end of the year.
Originally Posted by Ragnrok23 /forum/post/14206286
just out of curiosity, why do you not recommend it for SD DVD?