I am very fond of Sony and -most- of their products. However the PS3 was a complete mistake from my POV. Blu-ray? So you get a better picture, not much. Media capabilities? Get a computer. Gaming? So you have some fancy pictures that you control by pressing buttons with the exact same controller we've been seeing for the past 7 years with wireless thrown in and some worthless motion-sensing crap.
I'm not paying $600 for that. Plus for Blu-Ray to be any good you have to have a TV that is 1080p capable. If you go to Wal-Mart you're not gonna find a TV like that. And if you do it's gonna cost you another $1000-$6000.
Prices for Sony 1080p capable TVs:
$2,299.99-$6,799.99 (Flat Panel)
Back Projection takes off $100
Front Projection gets up to $8,999.99