"First and best gaming console"4.5 starson by vcleniuk
Pros: Plays Profile 2.0 Blu-ray discs, can dual boot into Linux with relative ease, up-converts DVDs and other media, easy networking, easy to buy or rent HD movies from Sony online. Frequent and useful OS updates. User replaceable internal hard disk.
Cons: DLNA / PS3 can only open a few video, music and picture file formats. Only 2 USB ports.
Summary: I have been an occasional PC / Mac gamer in the past, so not having PS2 backward compatibility is not a big deal. I bought the PS3 to play Blu-ray movies, primarily -- and play a few games. I was surprised and impressed with the ability to download movies directly from the PS3. Very happy with this purchase.