Okay, I wrote after 1 hour, so it only seemed fair that I follow it up with a 1 week update. Also, between then and now, I got a 26" Sylvania 6626LG, and hooked the PS3 up with a nice HDMI-->HDMI cable, so... yeah. It's about as good of a connection as I can hope for. I can sum it up in one word: "Eh." Now, if you take a look at the Sylvania 6626LG online, you'll see that it's all-black, so with the PS3 sitting next to it, it looks freaking awesome. I mean, really impressive. But... I'm sure we (as owners) will get past this, but I'm already frustrated by the dearth of games. I really wish that Sony had rolled PS3 out with more than ~5 exclusive games. I have TW2007 on 360, and feel no real need to try it out for the PS3 when reviews say it's exactly the same (with the exception of the sixaxis, which I could care less about). When I bought my 360, I was psyched that I had so many good games to choose from already. PS3, I'm ancy. RFoM: I'm... slightly disenchanted after about 3 solid hours of play. It's just another FPS, albeit an awfully pretty one. I said before that the framerate is mind-bogglingly high, and that hasn't changed. But so far, I've encountered... 4 different types of enemies, and it feels a little repetitive. Plus, the enemies don't have cool names like "CORPSER!" and "BOOMER!" and "BERSERKER!" My point is, very nice looking... not really any more fun than anything else I've played, and I'm not really itching to get through the thing. Blu-ray - As far as a blu-ray player goes... it's... fine (had A Knights Tale and the Transporter 2, although I'm getting Unforgiven, Black Hawk Down, and Memento in the very near future). Obviously, no better than HD-DVD. I mean, I don't think there's ever going to be a codec that disginguishes the 50gb blu-ray movie from the 30gb HD-DVD movie, and even if there is... it's going to be damn hard to tell the difference on a screen that isn't 85" 1080p LCD. Also, I heard that Blu-ray isn't picking up porn (http://www.tvpredictions.com/sonyban012407.htm) - which I personally don't care about, but I understand that that's one of the reasons why betamax failed, and with HD-DVD already apparently having some porn-related somethingorother, it'd be sad if Blu-ray collapsed because Sony only wanted major theatrical nudity. That said, when betamax came out, there wasn't this thing called the "internet", over which people get a lot of their porn these days. We'll see. This is OBVIOUSLY just personal taste, but it seems like HD-DVD has better movies. If you look at the Blu-ray list, it seems like they have some decent titles, but I never see them on shelves. Transporter 2; Aeon Flux; Crank... <shudders> I mean, c'mon... come up with something a little bit better that actually makes it onto the rack at best buy - this of course, could possibly be because all the good titles are selling out quickly, but I doubt it. Also, I said before that the PS3 is much quieter than the 360, and that's still true. However, I have my doubts about it being QUIET ENOUGH to serve as a real piece of home entertainment equipment. During quieter parts of movies, you can hear it whirring away, slightly louder than a VCR would be. That said, I was pleased to hear that Sony addressed some backwards compatability issues, but now they really need to crank out some good games. DDR 360 is coming out in February (DDR 360 - how freaking awesome is that. I didn't even know that DDR was worthy of anything beyond PS2, in terms of graphics/gameplay), and I don't see a PS3 port in the works; and with the only releases I'm really looking forward to with the PS3 being MGS 4 and FFXIII (and god knows when the latter will be released), I hope that Sony pleasantly surprises me. So yeah, to recap: PS3 - still looking wicked cool, physically. Games - I mean, come on. Let's go Sony ... <claps hands like trying to get a dog to come back to the house> Blu-ray - So far, there's really no reason to hype it over HD-DVD. I actually like HD-DVD player for the 360 more at the moment. But that could change if Blu-ray starts picking up less dumb action flicks and more, you know; good movies. (Babel - which was great - comes out on 2-23, so I'm happy about that) Games again - C'mon Sony. Let's go! More updates in the not so distant future.