DENON DVD3910 Universal players used to be synonymous with compromise. These days, companies like Denon have done their best to offer the best performance in a variety of areas all in a single machine. The DVD-3910 is a perfect example of how an excellent DVD video player can be combined to offer all the benefits of a good CD player and include both high-resolution formats — DVD-Audio and SACD. For those looking to go up to the next level and purchase a statement piece, Denon offers the $3,500 DVD-5910. Although it is hard to believe the video portion of the player could be significantly better, my guess is that the audio quality is stepped up a few levels. For those looking to keep their options open with the ability to play all the formats, the Denon DVD-3910 is quite a value and a product worthy of serious consideration. Denon DVD3910****
Type: Universal digital disc player including CD, CDR, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, SACD, etc.
Other Featurs: Progressive Scan
DCDi by Faroudja FLI-2310 Decoding Engine
Adjustable Chroma Delay and Level, White/Black Levels, CCS On/Off controls
ESS Vibrato «Chroma Bug Free» MPEG/DVD-Audio Decoder
Sony CXD-2753 Second Generation DSD Decoder
Dual, discrete, Analog Devices ADV-7310 – 216 MHz, 4:4:4, 12 bit Video D/A Conversion system
Variable Black Level (Setup): 0 and 7.5 IRE
DVI-D (HDCP) and (1) HDMI Multi-Channel Audio Compatible, outputs with selectable 480p/720p/1080i output
Outputs: Component Video, Composite and «S» outputs
Decoders: Dolby Digital, dts, DVD-Audio and SACD decoders with 5.1 analog outputs, HDCD, WMA 9 and MP3.
DAC: Burr-Brown 24-bit, 192-kHz DSD-1796 Audio DACs that decode PCM and DSD signals discretely with no cross-conversion of DSD. Full Digital Bass Management for DVD-Audio/SACD (optional), featuring dual Analog Devices Melody 100 “HammerHead” processors (DSD signals are converted to PCM)
DENON Link for connection to AVR-5803/AVR-3805 (compatible with Second Edition Units)
PCM and DSD Compatible IEEE-1394 Outputs
Pure Direct Modes to defeat unneeded portions of player for high quality audio performance
Internals: 3 box, 3 block internal layout to isolate analog, digital and video circuits
Dimensions: 17.1 x 5.4 x 15.9 (WxHxD in inches)
Weight: 20.5 lbs.