I know there have been threads on this in the past, but things have changes since those where active, so I thought I'd make a new thread. My question is, should I buy a PS3 Slim or a stand alone Blu Ray player (specifically the LG BD390). They're both $300, both have internet streaming from netflix and youtube. So here's my pro/con list. PS3 Pros -Video games -Big HDD for stored media. -Powerful linux box (for other modding if i want). PS3 Cons -No IR -Fan / Drive noise -Heating (can't be kept in a cabinet) -Audio jitter has increased from previous models The BD390 player will solve all the PS3 Slim's cons, but are the Pros worth it? The noise issue is a main concern.