My 6month old standalone Bluray player is terribly slow to start, and to load discs , compared to my 2yr old PS3 ... and doesn't decode DTS-HD MA / Dolby HD (to output via HDMI to my old 7.1 Surround Sound System) ... whereas the PS3 does decode High Deffinition Audio, and boots & loads quicker as well.
Furthermore, I have friends that have bought expensive Bluray players in the last year where the PS3 slaughters them all in performance.
Admittedly the PS3 is a "gaming" machine which chews upto 200W of power, vs a BD player which chews up 10-30W of power. However, I use the PS3 to drive my home cinema, and also play my library of DVD/BD rips via an UPNP media server, running on a low power server pc - something most bluray players still cannot do, despite the network connection.
I'll dismiss your comment for now.
The questions stands ... how does this particular player compare to a PS3 in playback & capabilities?