I’ve had a PS3 for a while now, but I’ve only used it to play video games, yet I know there is a lot more I can be doing with it. I have 42" Plasma Monitor/1080I. The PS3 is connected to it through the HDMI cable and the sound is connected through a digital sound cord thingy to my surround system.
I got a monitor because it was cheaper and I really don’t watch tv that much. If I really wanted to I could get a digital cable box, but it isn’t that pressing. I mostly use it for video games, dvds, and blu-ray.