Re: Don't make my mistake regarding PS3
I have been very happy with my PS3 as a Blu-Ray player, it's a very good first player.
Fast load times, easy to update & it's never once failed to play a movie.
Add to that it's so far the most future proof player on the market & gets regular updates & additional functionality & I have to say it was worth the $599 I paid for it!
While I have been happy with it's picture & audio quality I have seen standalones with better audio & video quality.
I will be getting a standalone soon enough but the PS3 was a great starting point!