Originally Posted by Tuckster
Why would someone by an upconvert DVD player for $100 to $150 when you can get an A2 for a little more ??? I would think the A2 would upconvert as well as an Oppo ??? Yes ??? NO ????
When the A1 first shipped I asked the Oppo guys in Mountain View (in person) what they thought of the scaling to which they replied, "It's REALLY good. I mean, it's basically a computer, right?"
So, I bought the Oppo a year ago to get better color accuracy, DVD-Audio, multi-format, regionless support and great upscaling to 720P - all of which i got. It's a great little player and has pretty darn good sound quality playing CDs.
If HD-DVD looks like the winner by next Christmas and price competition drops retail to <$400 then I'll be happy to replace my Oppo and get DVD-Audio support, and great upscaling. If not, then maybe a PS3 and I'll keep my Oppo...
Just my $0.02 cents...