So the other night my launch 60 gig PS3 up and shuts down on me in the middle of watching a DVD with my daughter. Any attempt to run it leads it to shut down again after a few minutes and sitting there flashing it's red light at me.
Now, I don't actually play games on it. It's mostly used as a blue ray drive and a netflix box. I do have an HTPC sitting there right next to it but the HTPC is a lot less convenient then the PS3 was. Mostly because you could use a remote on the PS3.
So I ask you kind folk, what should I do?
Buy a new (or maybe a used) PS3 for 250 dollars?
Upgrade the HTPC to have a blue ray player? (Can you play blue rays on Windows7 without buying additional software?)
Or something else?