you only using it to watch movie? coz i am going to recommend ps3.
you can play use it to play games, can watch dvd, BD, can surf net. you can transfer your photos, video(divx, mpeg, avi..etc...) from your laptop or PC via USB and play it on ps3.
but, if you only interested in watching movie, please ignore what i said. i am not a fan of Sony(even though i am alpha user) but i have to salute them for making ps3 such a powerful machine.
taken from the web.
Compatible media formats
The PlayStation 3 is capable of photo, audio, and video playback in a variety of formats. It also includes various photo slideshow options and several music visualizations. The following table lists the photo, audio, and video formats that are supported on the PS3.
the PS3 can also be used to stream movies from your PC. you can download media server software like TVersity or PS3 Media Server, and you will be able to watch movie files on your PC using the PS3. you can also subscribe to podcasts and movie streams and watch it off the ps3.
register for a HK ps3 account, and you can download HK concert trailers, HD TV shows etc from the HK PS store. same with an US account too.
i'd go for the ps3 any day over an ordinary bluray disc player.
Thanks all for the recommendations, especially to petetherock for the two links. Lots to read about. I think the safest bet is to go for the PS3 for me even though I don't play games on it (that can change though!)
Wow! I did not realized that I belong to 1% of I hope the Singapore population that still own ps2 games and in fact still quite many ps1 games. If any of the 99% of the population who wish to dispose of their old ps3 console can tell me how I can get a ps3 that is back compatible, used or unused, I would be very grateful.