I don't understand. I thought that HD DVD owners made it clear that it was the web interactivity which was going to kill Blu-ray as a format since HD had it and BD did not? Now you make it sound like the web interactivity is just a bunch of crap stuff that may be used to add more SPAM to our inbox and offers very little in the way of decent interactivity...
Does this really suprise anyone, whatsoever, on the face of the entire planet?
I mean, I'm not sure I heard of a single HD DVD disc that had an incredible implementation of web features.
About the best thing I could think of would be that a user could potentially have access to any type of subtitle in the world that they wanted/needed so they could enjoy the film. Or perhaps offer some sort of chat capability... You know - YAY! - you get to talk during a movie. ???
Obviously, in the future, there is very likely going to be some great ideas that come along and really wow some people and become standard fare. But, right now the fact that only the PS3 offers this, and has been out for well over a year now, and still it remains phenomenally fast as a Blu-ray player is significant and worth noting.
I mean, the Bluetooth remote may not work for all, but the fact is, if you put a disc in, it'll start playback automatically and the Blue Wave remote will work pretty well beyond that. The discs start quickly, and menus load fast, the video output is spectacular... and anyone that bought a year ago has been enjoying this all along, while others have struggled with Samsungs so-so product, or spent far more on Pioneer Elite - for little additional quality.
I think we are just touching on the very front edge of what Blu-ray is going to be delivering overall and just as we saw growth and performance improvements with DVD, we have a lot that is still potential with Blu-ray despite top shelf audio and video already available.
The PS3 is just one of the options out there - yet there will be many more even before the year is out.