Originally Posted by 02fx4dude
Is the VP50 better than the Edge because the scaling/deinterlacing/EE/DE is better on the VP50?
NO. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to get rid of their old VP50/pro.
Based on my eyes, personal experience, and more importantly, what has been stated from Anchor Bay personnel, the scaling and dl engines are identical between the 50Pro and the Edge. So only differences are in the feature sets, and firmware implementation.
Since it is older, there is one
instance where the VP50 is superior to the Edge or VP50 Pro. I'd have to chase thru the threads to find the reference, but its a known Pro bug handling 1080i. (I believe - I'm sure open to correction on this.)
But point is - the hardware is same on all three - the expensive ones simply have more options enabled, while the Edge has the EE and NR of the Pro.
There is NO
EE or NR of any shape or form in the VP50. One reason why I jumped on the Edge for 1/3 the money.
If you don't want/need the EE and NR, if you need or want the custom timings - and it is the same money, grab a VP50, and hope it doesn't break - since remember, a new Edge will
come with a warranty. With your setup, it seems like an easy choice to make; as Gary states, there are other options, but few at this price point.
Heck - of course there are other players - should Lumagen want to sell me a Radiance for 800 bucks, - duh! But that's so far off point and off topic -