Acutally it is samsung and panasonic that take the highest ratings for blu ray players currently. They have very few firmware issues in comparison to Sony.
My ps3 has been crap, but it didnt go downhill until 11 months after having it. since then it has been a nightmare for me. i am not going with xbox 360. i just realized with me starting graduate school soon, i will not have time to ever play any video games for atleast 2 years.