Originally Posted by jeffrey r
It's early, so wait for the experts to wake up, but I don't think that is correct. The A30/A35 have different/better chipsets than the A2, and should upconvert better. How much would be in the eye of the beholder. But I think it is established that the A30/A35 have better upconversion than the A2/A3.
Same arguement between the A35 and the XA2.....first of all the differences that people think are night and day just aren't, often they come down to having to scrutinize a player with a test disc just to see anything. In fact, I have found that my Pioneer BD30, while performing on an inferior level in comparison to the better Toshiba players with test discs, has a wonderfully more natural color presentation. That benefit alone is worth choosing it over a player that handles a fleeting waving flag scene.
The reality is that the differences between the A2 and the A30/35 are subtle and the differences between the A30/35 and the XA2 are also subtle. We tend to think these differences are greater depending on which player we own.