Originally Posted by blackssr
I ask for a reason because I own the XA2 and the Denon 5308CI. On a Samsung 57" LCD I seem to like the picture better when the XA2 is set to 1080i and let the Realta handle 1080P duties. I have no proof with hard benchmarks just what I see on the screen. I was wondering what others think? A - B comparison is tough because I only have one XA2 hooked up in this room. It takes a couple of minutes to switch settings on both units and by the time I am done I forgot what the picture looked like!
Sorry, my bad, either get the AVIA test disc, or if you have it, put on the 50th aniversary edition of the King and I, and there is a scene with Anna, teaching the children, wearing a stripped dress, play that scene, with the units connected one way, then the other, its not a scene you will forget how it looks in a short time, the stripes should be very distinct, also the scene where Anna and the King do the polka, is his red outfit bordered with gold, distinct, can you see the filligre plainly, do the gems on her dress stand out, does the (whatever you call it in her hair) shimmer and sparkle, yet remain clear and detailed? which way gives the best result, The King and I is what I call a level 2 DVD, not as "fantastic" as Lord of the Rings or South Pacific collectors edition, but doesn't have anything to be ashamed of either, what is prominent in this disc is the starting colors, and distinctive detailing on the gowns Anna wears, I know others will poo poo what I have just written, but it will cost you nothing (other than the cost of the DVD'S) to try it