No offense, but ignoring price makes this a no-brainer. It is like asking somebody if a Honda Civic Si is better than a Porsche 911. Of course the XA2 is the best player. Hands down it has the most features, but I bought the A2 for the price, and it suited my needs. I voted for the A2 simply because it offers the most bang for the buck.
I can't believe this is even a question. XA2 hands down. Not only do you get the awesome upconversion, but it is also more "future proofed" with all the other extras.
I find it hard to believe that anyone that voted for a player other than the XA2 would truthfully have picked that player over the XA2 if they were the exact same price when they purchased it. Doesn't seem too smart to me.
hey-i know, everyone just vote for the one they own! that's what you are all doing, right? i place two votes. best value hd-a1. a more mature product, built like a tank, great picture and audio outs. top of the class is the XA-2. more future potential, audio outs, etc. i own only the a1 but from what i hear from those who have both, the xa-2 upscales better.
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