for the longest while i've been using my g5 tower as my media player connected to my tv. it sorta got the job done, but it takes up a bunch of space, doesn't really handle hd material very well, and osx isn't really an interface designed to be used from the couch. so i started to wistfully consider the "it only does everything" marketing of the ps3. i don't have a blu ray player or a modern gaming system (last i owned was super nintendo, yeahh!!!), and it sounded like it could also replace the clunky functionality of the g5. after finally deciding to splurge on one over the holidays, i'm finding that i'm having some buyer's remorse, but i'm not sure if its just because i'm not doing things properly. here are my issues: -the web experience is *awful* - i don't know how apple can be slammed so much for eliminating flash from their devices when almost every video site i visited on the ps3 was non functional... from vimeo, to an hd-less and horribly low-bitrate version of youtube, to any network sites that would have streaming episodes of their tv shows just showing a black screen where video content would have gone. -netflix is useless in canada (this is less a ps3 issue but definitely detracts from its value). i knew their selection was limited, and $8 is pretty cheap for all you can watch, but there's not much there i *would* want to watch. -streaming downloaded content from sources like other computers is terribly limited. i was fortunate enough to have a western digital mybook world that has a build-in media server which works well enough, but from the sounds of things accessing content from a macbook or even the g5 would be a headache and might require paid software. overall i don't want to slam the ps3 as i'm sure its a great game system and blu ray player, and maybe those will be reason enough to keep it... i had just hoped for more in its media streaming capabilities, and i don't know if i'm overlooking some good work arounds, or if sticking with the g5 for those tasks really is the better solution.