First of all we got the PS3 mainly as a media centre and not as console so I won't really be talking about gaming as such. I like the dashboard it feels a lot faster than the new 360 dashboard which can get a little sluggish when you first turn it on. Having said that because I am so used to the 360 (I have had it for a couple of years now) I think the menus are better organised but I am sure that will change as I get used to the PS3. I also got the PlayTV with the PS3 for watching and recording TV and I have to say that this little piece of kit really makes all the difference. It is easy to setup, easy to use and actually has pretty good quality. I'm in the process of recording my first program with it now so hopefully it all works out nicely. The next step is to find out how to transfer the recordings to my Mac for transcoding into a more Mac friendly format. Having BBC iPlayer built in is certainly nice but feels a little odd, I'm sure they could have implemented that better but at least I can watch a couple of programs that I miss now in the comfort of the living room. I think compared to other solutions the PS3 was a pretty good buy what with having a Blu-ray player and (with the PlayTV) being able to record and watch TV through it, it means that we can now get rid of our old hard drive recorder / DVD combo which was pretty poor in comparison and much harder to use. Does anyone else use a PS3 for media purposes and does anyone have any tips for transferring recorded TV programs with PlayTV to a Mac?