Denon 1930 versus 2930

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  1. xerian

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    I am considering buying one of the mentioned players to go with my very recently purchased Sony KDL40W2000 tv and Sony STRDA1200 receiver, my question is : is it worthwhile paying a lot extra for the 2930 and would it make a significant difference with the picture quality on the above equipment over the 1930? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    Hi, I just went down the same path and setup the player last evening.

    The 1930 is a decent player but the 2930 plays in a different league.

    The picture is outstanding and the audio superb. You would need to go for a quite expensive dedicated video processor to get the same result.
    The 2930 has the latest video chip by Silicon Optix derived from the chip used in the 3930 which has reference video qualities.

    Personally I do not think the relatively small improvment of the 3930 over the 2930 is worth the double price but the 2930 over the 1930 for sure is.

    My 2 cents
     
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    Good point but there is a major difference: The DENON is plug-in, enable HDMI and set the upscaling resolution on the fron panel - enjoy a great picture, the iScan is rocket science :hiya:
     
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    yeh i wouldnt mind any of these gadgets!!! i currently can only afford the denon 1730 which is still great for my 32 inch tv. If i had quite a large dvd collection then i would go for the denon 2930 which has had rave reviews and one particular guy said it was better than an early model toshiba high def player playing HD material. The 1930 has the faroudja chip which is excellent picture quality but i have been reading of lyp sync issues.
     
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    Thats great, thank you all for your replies.
     
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    My two pennys worth ive just upgraded or sideways graded not to sure which;) from a denon 2900 (850 quid player) to a denon 2930! The upgrade was for an improvment in pictue quality BUT i was very suprised to find that the 2930 was a better audio player (all formats) than the 2900!! ps if you do get one turn off all yor tv's features and set it to full pixel. the picture quality was less than good untill i found this out. enjoy:hiya:
     
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    Hi ,Thanks for the reply, in your opinion then ,the 2930 gives a better upscaled picture than the kdl40w2000 tv?
     
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    For sure.

    BTWIt has two settings: Full pixel or full resolution. Both settings are read from the attached device via HDMI.
    I have not found any difference yet (only one evening) but you do not have to bother about the native resolution of your display.
     
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    Yes, the audio quality is stunning. I compared the native vs the AV receiver and found out how much bass is processed by the AV receiver due to my settings. It sounds so natural via the analog output 5.1 and the special AL24 processing :clap:
     
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    Yes as spoony said! the sony hasnt got a bad scaler but the 2930 is much better so let it do all the work!
     

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