3910 and 2910 - Any real difference?

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  1. Scotty Boy

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    Ok, now why should I pay £300 more over the 2910 and get the 3910?

    What am I paying for? Will there be a difference in DVD playback? CD Playback? Or am I just paying for the Denon Link, which I wouldn't use anyway?

    Thanks.
    Scott
     
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    From what I understand, it depends on what you are lookimg for and how you connect the player.

    If you are looking at standard DVD then no real advantage, if on the other hand you are into DVD-A or SACD then the 3910 all the way unless you connect digitally in which case you probably will not hear the difference.

    On these findings I went for the 2910
     
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    The 3910 has different DACs , i-link , Denon link , extra weight to the chasis & I would suspect (though don't know for sure) a slightly better power supply (as the 3800 used to have over the 2900). 3910 has better bass management for SACD etc over analogue.

    Video however thru HDMI I would imagine would be pretty much the same, but 3910 has more picture mode adjustments & DPIC (Denon Pixel Image Correction).

    Whether any of that has any real world relevance to your for £300 only you will know by what you are connecting to & what difference you see & hear.
     
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    I think in essence you just agreed with what I said?
     
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    So basically, if you listen to normal CDs, and watch Normal DVDs. You won't notice a difference whatsoever? The only way you would, is by using different discs, like SACD and DVD-A, like you said?

    Easiest £300 ever saved then really, isn't it?

    The spec of both machines looks identical, so the £300 saving seems excellent.

    Would be using the machine for Componant to a Toshiba CRT for now, and then HDMI for a projector in the future. :)
     
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    You would if you used the analog outputs, any of the digital outputs and you wouldn't be using the DACs
     
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    In your situation I would save the £300, like i did, other people will argue. Get some demos
     
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    I think you've hit the nail on the head there mate. The 2910 v 3910 and then 3910 v DV79 are the options under consideration and I've trialling all three at home over the weekend at the beginning of November. That way I can make up my mind for myself.

    You just need to find yourself a decent dealer and find out for yourself!
     
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    Come again chief. What's a DAC? So, with that statement, you're saying I would notice a difference?
     
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    DAC = Digital analogue converter. The two models have different DAC's
     
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    If I knew how i'd use that or even what it was, i'd comment. :)
     
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    Basicly a DAC converts the digitial audio stream (i.e., the 1s and 0s on a CD or DVD-A or SACD or DVD) into an analog output (i.e. what you hear from the speakers or headphones). You will have at least 1 DAC between the source (say a 3910) and the speakers at some point, otherwise you're cds/dvds etc. will sound a little like a fax machine or modem (does anybody still use these :evil:)

    If you plan to only use the optical or coax output from your DVD player then you will be using the DACs in the AMP, otherwise if you are hooking up to your AMP (or even your TV) via 2 or 6 phono cables (analog) then you'll be using the DACs in the DVD player.

    If you want to listen to SACD (DVD-A is more complicated) then you have to use the analog inputs, and hence the quality of the DACs in the player make a big difference.
     
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    I'm thinking about a 2910 to my HS20 with HDMI. Would it make a big diference for the 3910? What about the lenght of the cable? Can i reach 8mts with a HDMI connection?

    Denon 2910 (HDMI) vs Sony 735 (YUV) would it be a HUGE diference?

    Regards
     

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