Sony's first Blu-ray

Take one PS3, remove all the gaming abilities and what have you got? That’s right, a Blu-ray player. So is there anything to commend Sony's firs

Take one PS3, remove all the gaming abilities and what have you got? That’s right, a Blu-ray player. So is there anything to commend Sony's first stand alone machine?Well first impressions in the States are that the picture quality is superb. It's also one of the first players to support the enhanced Blu-ray Disc Java extras (BD-J to its friends) found on titles such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - but then so do our PS3s.So will it be worth shelling out for instead of the equally elusive gamer? We'll put them side by side as soon as we get our hands on one.

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Sony BDP-S1Price: £TBA ($1,000 in US) On sale: TBA (Now in US)Contact: SonyRelated stories:Best of Stuff: Blu-ray squares up to HD-DVD