Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:58 PM
That depends on what you want. The PS3 is about $50 to $100 more than a high-end Blu-ray player. Many home theater enthusiasts consider the PS3 to be one of the best Blu-ray playback devices around, it is much more powerful than a standard player and can thus be constantly updated as the Blu-ray spec changes. Add on top of that, you get the PSN, Netflix, Vudu, a PSOne, a DLNA-supported media device, high-end DVD upscaler, and PS3 game machine. It comes down to, "Do you think the price premium is worth it?"