went and swapped my 360 and nintendo ds plus 100 quid for a new ps3. Got xmen and motorstorm with it. Must say that my first impressions are quite favourable. The new controller is quite nifty in regards to the motion sensor , especially for playing motorstorm. Donno about the blu ray player, i've already got hd-dvd, both hooked up to my pc via 360 drive and an a1. So im gonna have to get some more movies to do a comparison. So im now officially format neutral although i still rankle at the region locking.