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I have had them all (A1, XA1, A2, XA2, 360 Add on). I have not had the Oppo but I have had A LOT of the other upconverting players.
By far the XA2 is the best, SD DVDs look awesome IMHO.
A2 did/does a great job as well but not as good as the XA2.
By comparison I think that the A2 does as well as or better than most upconverting players. Better then the OPPO I don't know.
I think the A2 is better than the 360 add on but for now I am hanging with that in the office for the moment due to cost and less components on the rack. If the A2 drops another $100 out goes the 360 add-on for sure.
I say get the A2 from BB but don't open the discs you get for the moment. Try it out. If you are happy keep it, sell the Oppo, 360 addon etc etc etc. If not take the A2 back and you are out nothing other than some time and effort.
Best to see for yourself but I think you will be happy and the A2 should make your wife happier as well.
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