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Denon 1720 or denon 1920

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by clarkyb, Oct 6, 2005.

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    Hi, looking to replace my sony dvd recorder, demoed a 1720 at 7oaks and was very impressed, but my questions are what benefits does the 1920 have over the 1720 (other than dvd-a, sacd, and hdmi) for its much increased cost (im only 16!!) it'l be hooked up to a yamaha amp btw, at the mo our PJ has no HDMI socket but we will upgrade in the future

    also the guy in 7oaks talked about how hdmi shows up the imperfections in the picture quality more than s-video or componant (much like expensive speakers make a mockery or badly encoded mp3's) what is your experiance of this

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    I am using HDMI & component & I haven't found this, as yet anyway. Component & HDMI should be noticeably better than s-video though. Also, you really have to watch what those guys at 7oaks tell you. Don't take what they say as gospel.

    Sorry, no experience of 1720 & 1920.

    T. :)
     
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    Thanks, the guys at 7 oaks just dont shut up either :)
     
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    ok, ive just been on the denon site and have printed off the full specs- the real advantages of the 1920 (£100 more though) are that it plays dvd-a and sacd, has an aluminium front panel and has HDMI connections

    other things it has that are better are: it has a 1 chamber construction instead of 1 block???, dual discrete video circuit, upscaling to 480/720 and 1081i, more progressive scan options, A Faroudja DCDI FLI-2301 progresive scan engine, 216mhz video dac instead of 108mhz, and some other stuff- here is a link to to a direct comparrison of the 2 players
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    http://www.denon.co.uk/site/popup/index.php?p=vergleich_real&Pid=231&vPidN[0]=232
    Will there be any significant improvements in PQ with the 1920 for the extra £100, (btw it will be used on a projector and not a tv)? considering im only 16 but have enough money to buy either of the players
    is it worth spending money on dvd players now or should i get the 1720 and then upgrade to a HD-DVD or Bluray player about a year after they've been out??
     
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    i would be getting the 1720, dvd is sd source so it is a waste of the hdmi connection, there is no real advantage in getting a cheap upscaling dvd. your projector will do the scaling anyway, and it makes no sense in upscaling the images twice
     
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    Ok, thanks, i just want to really make sure i do the right decision
    btw is there a noticable improvement in Pq with increased video dac's???
     
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    the projector is not HDMI and is only a bidget LCD model, so the 1920's HDMi would be used when the projector is upgraded (using s-video at the moment)
     
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    i would still get the 1720 rather than the 1920, i did (see my sig) and get a HD/BlueRay player when they are released next year. i have never seen the PQ quality from the 1920, but it cant be much better over component than the 1720
     
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    whats the difference in price? i havnt looked recently....if its only £50 and you got surround sound speakers, go for the 1920 and buy some SACD/DVD-A discs :)

    if its more like £100 difference and/or you are not worried at all about surround sound music at a higher definition then get the 1720 :)

    i think i must be lucky, the 7oaks where i live are for the most part friendly, helpful, but dont talk your ears off and they let you decide what you want, they make offerings, but they are also quite good at letting you know if they are offering it because they are supposed to or if they personally believe its the better item..lol
    they have a salesmonkey too now, but i deal with the older guys that i've known for a while.....i think they will tame him down eventually..lol
     
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    whoops, just seen it mentioned as being £100 difference...in that case if you definitely are going to get a HD disc spinner next year, go for the cheaper Denon now......altho does anyone know how cheap the BR or HD-DVD players are going to weigh in at to begin with?
     

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