Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by ISHANTY, Aug 20, 2004.
what are your views on the 2910and 3910 and which one will you buy
The 3910 appears to be a replacement for the DVD-2900, which is a great unit.
Using newer technology they should both be very good.
I would go with the 3910.
Like the fact that the 3910 has both HDMI and DVI outputs - ideal for connection to plasma and projector.
Will be choosing between 3910 and pioneer 868.
The 3910 uses many parts of the Denon A11, and is said to deliver a good as A11 pic via HDMI-DVI.
So not bad at all then
Some pics of the 3910
Some thoughts from someone who has had a play
how come they get a gold one though and we don't
How much is it??
List price for 3910 is £899 (think 2910 is around £600), AVLand have it for this, I'm just hoping it will come down a little then I may go shopping.
Not seen it advertised anywhere else yet.
Apparently, the 3910 will be available second week of september.
Have ordered one from my German dealer, he says it'll be in last week August.
I will be buyin the 3910 in black also to go with my 3805 i'v seen on www.avland.co.uk
I'm very interested what the sound difference is between 5.1 sound from DVD-A thru Denonlink vs analog cables.
Please inform us when you got both units set up (if you have a dvd-a that is- sacd won't be denonlink approved as yet).
me too just have to wait aand see i always will and still read revews before i buy a product but to what i'm sure of i'm 85% sure i will buy it as i'm really please withe my amp so far
I wouldn't waste my money on something that will probably develop a fault within a year!
What an informative post Isn't that what warranties are for?
It is indeed what warranties are for but my point is that Denon DVD players are not particularly reliable. I think it is unreasonable to spend a lot of money on a player that has a defect. I don't think it too much to expect that manufacturers produce products that work reliably in the first place. Denon are not alone here, it does seem to be getting more common. As far as I know Denon amps are okay (and I've never had a problem with mine) but they do have a history of making unreliable DVD players (and I am speaking from experience here). Personally, I look for more than a whizz bang feature set when buying products and consider reliability to be rather important too. And don't get me started on customer service (or why reviews never mention know problems with equipment)!
Somebody always has to be the first to road-test and discover these problems though - that's why forums like these are so useful and preferable to potentially biased magazine or retailer reviews.
On paper the new Denon's look like they will carry on from the A11 & 2900 in being generally well received.
Surely the manufacturers should do the "road test" to find and correct problems? Okay not all problems can be found but some fairly obvious faults seem to get missed by a number of manufacturers these days. Perhaps if they were less keen to sell us a new version of their product every six months they'd have more time to test? But then maybe it's our own faults for always buying new kit!
On the subject of Denon, I do agree that 2900 seems to have been a lot more reliable than the 2800 models. Let's hope that continues with the newer models as I've not seen anything that beats their picture quality. I have a 2800 MkII myself which I think is fantastic for watching DVD's but does have a habit of freezing and won't play back discs that have even minor scratches. I know a lot of people have had similar problems which is why I made my earlier (and slightly tongue in cheek, but with a serious point) comment.
I may old back till next yr as i'm in the process of total upgrading my whole av system plus i'm not at all happy that denon i link won't be working on sacd if that doesn't happen then i may have to look at other players and not the denon, its really alot to pay for a player that may or may not have i link to support sacd i will spend that cash on a new cd player instead
"Whizz bang" implies something gimmicky in my mind, and HDMI and DVI are anything BUT gimmicky imho
I agree about reviews, however consider that when reviewers get this equipment the equipment will generally be fresh on the scene and they probably wouldn't be aware of alot of problems.
One of the reasons why we're all aware of issues is purely because of places like AVF...sometimes too much knowledge can make you cynical (and ain't that the truth!)
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