"Cross media bar is awful"2.0 starson by swiggins
Pros: blu-ray, some exclusive games
Cons: No PS2 backwards compatibility, interface too complicated for the older generation (cross media bar)...... game selection not as extensive as the xbox 360, big weird bulky shape
Summary: I bought this for my father as a bluray player and he didn't even want to try and figure out how to get a movie going, he was just too intimidated......there should be a plug and play mode if you want to use it EXCLUSIVELY for a bluray player. I got him a free standing Pioneer in it's place and there is NO problem for him........If Sony wants to sell this as a cheaper bluray alternative they must take care of this so not to scare off the older crowd. The cross media bar was BAD on their TV's and it's just as bad on the PS3.