Originally Posted by winston9332
Very interested in your commentary on sd upscaling. I have the Onkyo version of your XA2 and the Pioneer and think very highly of both in regard to upscaling.
have major toy envy!!!
Just wanted to give some quick feedback.
After watching various scenes in Gladiator on the Oppo, Pioneer, and
Toshiba I must say that all three are superb at upscaling. I would be
happy with any of the above, but I am lucky to have all three.
Honestly, it is extremely difficult to choose a favorite. The XA2 looked
better in one scene, the Oppo was better in another and the
Pioneer held its own against both.
If your looking for a good Blu-ray player with excellent upscaling
and don't mind slow load times the Pioneer is a great choice, especially
at the current price it could be had for.
If your looking for a universal player,(Blu-ray, SA-CD, DVD-A?,
excellent upscaling, great customer service) the Oppo is a no brainer.
What can I say about the XA2, the REON is superb and I still own
about 100 HD DVD's so it's staying with me.
Too bad the Oppo can't play HD DVD's.Note:
The Oppo was the slowest of the three as far
as menu speed is concerned, but I'm sure this could be
addressed via firmware.