The Criterion Collection's Reference Blu-ray Player: The PlayStation 3

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The folks at the Criterion Collection know a thing or two about movies. They restore classic films for release on DVD and, starting later this year, Blu-ray. So when they set up their screening rooms, you'd expect them to have some crazy $1,000 Blu-ray player, right? Nope. The Criterion Collection people rock a PlayStation 3 for use as their reference Blu-ray player. If you needed further proof that the PS3 is the best Blu-ray player out there, now you have it. [CNET]

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@venomous_duck41: The possible reason they don't bundle BD's with more devices, is the same reason the PS3 is the cheapest BD player on the market. BD's require a some signifigant CPU horespower as I understand it. And with the Cell Processor already on the PS3 they didn't have to worry about the expense (not just the CPU price but heat mitigation and the like) of a CPU for the BD. Not to mention, Sony is still sell PS3's at a loss.