Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
As someone who owns the PS3 for exactly the same reasons, I can't disagree. I think there will be a big push for BD software this year (see the thedigitalbits for Warner's plans for BD releases), but the hardware side of things is pretty pathetic. At the very least, if BD hardware is going to be prices so comparatively high, it should all be full 2.0 profile spec. You have no arguements from me about the foot-dragging on decent, fully-featured BD hardware (or lack thereof).
There is a reason I am still using my PS3 for Blu-Ray!
I checked out a Sony BDP-S2000ES Blu-Ray standalone & it sounded way better than my PS3, (amazing video & audio) but since it was only profile 1.1 with no ethernet connection I wasn't going to spend $1200 for it!
I'm waiting for full profile 2.0 players with ethernet before going standalone.