Denon Builds DVD-3800BDCI - One Freaking Awesome Blu-ray Player
Denon is up to its old tricks - building salivation inducing gear that you know you want right now!
High-Def Digest has the scoop on the new Denon Blu-ray player. Just yesterday Denon announced the specs (and price) of its latest flagship disc player. Denon is not known for pulling punches when it comes to high end gear.
This is the company that gave us the DVD-5910. It's possibly the most perfect standard definition DVD made for a steep price of almost $4,000. It scored near perfect on Home Theater Secrets review. But if $4K is a little rich you can get the same high end video processing in a slightly more affordable package. For under a grand Silicon Optix Reon-VX video processors make an appearance in Denon's DVD-2930CI.
Denon is now bringing its high end attention to detail to Blu-ray high definition video disc. The DVD 38800BDCI Blu-ray player will be the first ever Blu-ray player to feature Realta HQV video processors. It'll do 1080P; I'm guessing at any scan rate given the price point and the video processing firepower available to this thing. It has 7.1 channel audio outputs and will support all high resolution audio formats. This includes DVD Audio / SACD and the new ones too - Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and of course the not so new uncompressed PCM.
No exact date on the unit's release yet but they say sometime in the fall. It'll cost you a cool $2000 – but good grief that's a lot of pixels.