Originally Posted by Fudoh
Yeah, for gaming there's really hardly any reason to prefer a VPxx machine to the Edge. With the current 1.1 production firmware there are still a few issues (especially with 288p50Hz material), but that'll be fixed for sure.
Compared to a VP30/102 combo there's nothing to be missed, except one tiny bit: If you're feeding progressive material (240p or 480p) and turn the Gamemode on to minimize the lag, the Detail and Edge Enhancement tools are disabled for any reason (probably a limitation of the ABT2010). But overall the Edge is THE way to go for gaming PLUS movie processing.
Thank you for the reply! The loss of edge enhancement is actually a pretty big issue for me. The reason I am in the DVDO market is two fold.
1.) For my classic consoles (SNES, Genesis, Neo-Geo AES, 3DO, etc etc)
2.) For my next gen consoles.
Now #1 is easy to understand. For #2, let me explain: I own a Samsung 650 120hz LCD. This LCD has input lag if you use it's suite of image enhancers. The only way to get a lag free image is to use VGA or PC mode on HDMI 2. That's all good and fine, but the colors get washed out a bit and the whole image goes super soft.
I'd like my DVDO unit to go in there, bump up the color and sharpness a bit then deliver that to my TV. Then I could have a very nice image for the cost of 6ms delay as opposed to 60 by putting the TV in another mode.
I suppose I could have the X360 and PS3 deliver 1080i to the Edge and still get enhancement? That seems like more work than needed for the hardware though and I image would produce a worse image than pure 1080p? (and the PS3 would have trouble with that as some games don't support 1080i)
Thanks for the help everyone!