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Denon-1920 good choice for me?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by BandofBrothers, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. BandofBrothers

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    My tv is a SAMSUNG SP50L6HX (arriving in a few weeks)

    I want to order a new DVD player in advance, so it's all "ready to go" as soon as my TV shows up. I am currently using a cheap £18 dvd player, and obviously wanna get a much better one.

    I have already ordered a 2m HDMI CABLE (bettercables brand)

    I am looking at getting the DENON-1920 dvd player as it seems to have very good reviews everywhere I go. Although I have a few questions I desperately need answering.

    1) What is HDCP? does this player have it? and will it stop me from watching burnt movies (backups of expensive box sets for example)

    2) What is the build quality of the unit like?

    3) Can some owners of this dvd player possibly post some high quality pics of the unit and remote

    4) How compatible is this dvd player with different brands of dvd-r disks? (I use RIDISC brand disks, which are basically the same as Verbatim I believe)

    5) Will this dvd player play both PAL\NTSC movies?

    6) I assume I can plug this straight into my tv via HDMI-->HDMI (from the dvd player output to the tv input)


    Thanks for any help you can pass my way :thumbsup:
     
  2. Mossyman

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    Hi mate, I can help a little.

    - Build quality seems excellent - much better than my old Pioneer 575
    - Plays DVD R discs fine (Apple brand)
    - HDMI to HDMI will be fine

    Not all questions answered but hope that helps!

    Mossyman :)
     
  3. [AS]Maverick

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    Go here an view the pics down the left of the Review ;)

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo-1.cfm/Product_ID/2359

    these should give u an idea of what u`re looking for :D

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    1 : Think the link reveiw tells u this
    2 : Very Very Good
    3 : Follow Link above ;)
    4 : The link reveiw tells u what Discs it`ll play not the Brands !
    5 : YES as long as u`re telly supports NTSC aswell.
    6 : Can`t asnswer this for u as i use a Scart lead for my telly :(

    hope this helps ya ;)
     
  4. Deleted member 92943

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    I was thinking of getting this player too but how does it compre to the Denon 2910. Is it really the same but for £350 cheaper?
     
  5. mjcairney

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    1. HDCP (High-bandwith Digital Content Protection) is the digital form of copy protection - Macrovision, as no doubt you know, is the analogue one. HDMI always has HDCP.

    2. Quality of all Denon equipment is excellent.

    3. Can't help here.

    4. Again, can't help here.

    5. Yes.

    6. Yes.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
  6. Jim Barry

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    I just got one of these. Good price and excellent service from Peter Tyson. I'm very pleased with it so far - it's a cut above the cheaper Toshiba/LG/Samsung HDMI players. There are some good quality photos on the Denon UK website, including shots of the remote control and rear panel. If only all manufacturers would provide such detailed product information on their websites.

    HDCP will not stop you watching "backed up" discs. HDCP is for copy-protection of high-def material, and this is not a high-def player. In any case, as long as your TV supports HDCP, you can use it to watch HDCP-protected sources. HDMI devices always support HDCP, it is part of the specification.
     
  7. Reiner

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    AFAIK that is not correct, there are HDMI devices (players and displays alike) out there that do not support HDPC.
     
  8. Jim Barry

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    Sorry, my mistake. I meant to say "HD Ready" devices must support HDCP. You are right - HDMI devices are not required to implement HDCP, but the royalty is slightly lower if they do.

    HDMI FAQ
    EICTA “HDTV” Minimum Requirements for HD Television Receivers
     
  9. Deleted member 92943

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    Saw this DVD Player today and the picture which had been upscaled and was on a Hitachi LCD screen via HDMI blew me away. You couldn't fault it. The guy in the shop said that he was amazed at how much you get for that price.

    Not sure about music though but What HIFI say it's better at doing fims than music
     

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