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Denon 2900 vs 3800

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by kingcobbler, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. kingcobbler

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    Can any super techies out there explain the differences between the 2900 and 3800 and from a second hand point of view which should I go for.
     
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    2900 has SACD , 3800 doesn't.
    3800 has a few higher quality internal components such as power supply etc(I believe).

    As for which to go for depends which of the above differences is most important to you, but there isn't a lot in it.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'm not really interested in DVD-A or SACD. I have about a 60/40 split for movies over music. Do both players have progresive scan for both PAL and NTSC. I'm looking to get a serious upgrade from my Sony DVP-S725d.
     
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    Also, do these players play mp3 from cd-r or recordable DVD. I am looking to fund one of these from selling my sony DVP-725d and Panasonic e50 (i think) dvd recorder.
     
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    Both have PAL & NTSC progressive scan (using Silicon Image SIL504 deinterlacer) & both should play MP3 on finalized CD-R/-RW discs.
     
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    3800 definitely if you are not interested in dvd-a and sacd. 3800 is a higher spec players and plain cd playback is more superior to that of 2900. 2900 is avery good machine in its own right as a universal machine,but the 3800 is slightly more superior in both video and audio. I had the 3800 for 4 weeks,but had to let it go as the 2900 offered more!!
     

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