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IMHO, this whole upscaling thing is an art how the math is put together by each mfgr. With all the combinations, it's hard to make everything always look great, especially when you consider how many pixels are being made out of nothing to fill in a 4K panel. I like quality, but I'm also about trying to balance that with convenience. It's why I spent the time to try various combos and just let things default for the most part -- with my two exceptions.
- My OPPO UDP-203 is arguably one of the best when it comes to what it does... As such, I let it upscale all content it provides -- my A1E has no upscaling to do when it comes to my OPPO content, only color, motion, Sony Pixie Dust sort of tweaks within the panel itself. Of note: My OPPO is absolutely superior to my A1E handling upscaling of 480i (like old B&W TV shows) -- but for everything else, it's close to a wash as to if the OPPO or Sony does a better job. Unlike some here on the forum, I keep my life as simple as I can, and just let the OPPO do it's own upscaling so I have less settings to twiddle with.
- That example I gave with sometimes strange artifacts around some of the graphics on 1080i (Golf Channel?) sources: I generally do nothing about it -- when I notice the problem -- as I'm almost always multi-tasking while I'm watching TV, but I found that my AVR can actually do a superior job to my A1E in this specific situation and remove most of those artifacts when it occurs... SO, I've only done it once, but if the artifact problem bothers me enough, I just temporarily turn on the upscaling on my AVR (it's one setting) and the problem immediately goes away. Once that show is over, I turn the AVR upscaling back off and I'm back to my normal setup.