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Old 01-15-2008, 02:35 PM
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Default Up converting and Tv question..

Right now i have a 360AO, connect through VGA.

My Tv's Native Res is 720p (well not exactly.. 1360x768) so that is what I have my 360 out putting at.

Now my TV will accept 1080p over HDMI..

I am considering getting the A3 or A30.

Questions are..

1:How are the A3 and A30 at up converting compared to the 360?
2:Should I output at 1080p or keep it at 720p (since that is cloder to my tv's natural res)

My choice of player depends on these things since I think the A3 is only 1080i and the A30 is 1080p (right?)

So if I am not going to use 1080p I might as wel go with the A3 right? Unless the A30 has better upconversion than both the A3 and 360, then I would go with the A30 and upgrade my Tv at a later date to take advantage of the 1080p (possibly).
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:00 PM
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The A3 and the A30 have comparable upconversion. I would say they are definitly better then the 360. Depending on how large your TV is, you might not really be able to tell. I would definitly go with the A3 if you never plan to get a 1080P, but some would argue for the little more money you could have that option. I have had money "upconverters" including the A2, XA-2 and the A3 and can tell you the XA2 is only one that really upscales a substantial amount. So in short, A3 if you don't plan to upgrade 1080p.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:10 PM
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Okay thanks. I have a 42 inch tv, guess I should have added that. If I can find a A30 for not too much more than the A3 then I will grab it, otherwise I guess I will do the A3... yeah I would love the XA2 as I have heard nothing but good things about it but I guess it is hard to find these days and its a little pricey for me right now.

Thanks for the insight.
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