OzOnE's board will provide a better image since it taps directly into the DC's Digital AV signals and converts them into usable HDMI signals. The result is a lossless pure digital image and the best picture possible out of the DC. Akura just takes the analog RGBHV signals and converts them into digital HDMI signals. Digital to analog and back to digital will result in a loss of quality. Whether you can see that quality loss depends on how good your eyes are iirc. Akura won't look much better than a VGA box if I understand all of this video stuff correctly. Also an issue I'm not sure Beharbros has explained is the handful of games that only support TV mode (no RGB output at all, just Composite and S-Video). Would they even work with Akura?