Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Denver, CO
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Given my tests in the past week since delivery of my A1E, attempting to get back to just enjoying my AV Setup vs testing and tweaking variations multiple times each day -- if I set up a 2nd A1E today without another Denon AVR in the middle of things, I'd still let my A1E handle upscaling the vast majority of the time. It's subjective of course, so other POV will likely vary.
- if I am going to watch Live sports (DirecTV, generally 1080i) for an extended period, my AVR does a superior job upscaling. It is a lot better dealing with the graphics overlays than the A1E which generally creates more artifacts around those areas. ...but OTOH just to show how minor this is, I watched golf for several hours today with my A1E doing the upscaling, and it didn't bother me -- I doubt it would most people that are not frequenting AVForums looking for things to improve. In fact, family that dropped over for a short while, had nothing but praise for the quality of my New TV and the golf tournament that was on the whole time.
- hands down, my OPPO will do the upscaling of my few old 480i DVDs. It's superior to the Denon and A1E in this case, every time.