Originally Posted by melgross
I've read stats on this over time, though I admit I hadn't thought it necessary to bookmark them. Most owners do watch BR, but the primary use is for games. The 360 seems less important in the home entertainment area because of its lack if BR.
It has to be matter of perception. PS3 was one of the first BR players, and is still being reviewed as very good one. As people perceive it as video player, it will be used for other media, not only BR.
I have HTPC, DVD player/recorder and PS3 plugged to my TV. I was always watching DVDs on DVD player rather than from PC, but since I've got PS3 I found myself popping DVDs in as well. Of course, there are other factors as well, like convenience and habit; proper DVD remote is more comfortable than diNovo Mini keyboard (thus I used to choose DVD rather than PC)... on the other hand, if last couple of movies I have seen were BR, I kind of developed a habit to load them into PS3, thus I might load DVD there next time without thinking much.
360 was probably one of the last DVD players out there, it is not breaking any new grounds regarding physical media playback... thus it is not getting required public perception to establish itself as DVD player, even if it is decent one.