Denon DVD-3800 vs Arcam DV88

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  1. Kain

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    Which one of these two DVD players provides better audio and video quality?
     
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    So which one would I click if I thought the Arcam had better audio, but the Denon better video?
     
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    Then you don't vote and say that in your post.
     
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    By the way, can you hack the Denon DVD-3800 so that it can play all region DVDs?
     
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    Not yet.
     
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    surely add the Denon 2800 mkII into the equation/ vote since it is the same as the 3800 in video & dvd performance terms.
    just the dvd-audio side that is the difference.

    :)

    and multi-region too according to our NZ spies.
     
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    Not quite true.
    The 3800 shares the same decoder chip as the A1. I think the 2800 is using the same ESS decoder as the mkI.
    Can't recall where I read this, but I think it is up oon the US Denon site somewhere.

    Ian Guinan
     
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    hmm.. the spec looks virtually identical apart from the dvd-audio side of things as you'd expect.

    looking at http://www.denon.com/catalog/products.asp?l=1&c=4

    as you say, the only difference above this is listed as "New ESS Vibratto ES6038F MPEG/DVD-Audio Decoder"... but again this is listed for dvd-audio reasons. the 2800 mkII is just going to be a similar chip minus the dvd-audio capabilities. I doubt there is much difference.

    the DACs and all the other video processing circuitry described are exactly the same.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    But what are your views on "Arcam DV88 vs Denon DVD-3800"?
     
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