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Finaly Got my Denon 3910!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by AML, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. AML

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    :D At last it has arrived.

    I was a bit cautious because I read so many bad reviews and complaints about this player or maybe this line of Denon players, but so far so good.

    Amazing picture quality. Im using DVi to my Fujitsu 42" plasma.
    This has to be the way forward with future technologies such as Blu Ray.

    The first Disk I tried

    (after succesfully applying the Firmware Upgrade. Thanks guys! :D )

    was "T2 Extreme Edition". As you may know this DVD was made from a High Definition Source and this is the closest you get to a High Definition Picture with current DVD technology.

    The picture left me breathless and I almost ended up watching the whole film! (for the millionth time :rolleyes: )

    Better sound than my last player with the same set up I had before.
    (I never thought it possible!)
    So when i get my new speakers the neighbours wont be happy :laugh:


    A lot of you complained about macro vision blocking but there is a way arround this.
    If using HDMI or DVi there is an option to enhance the dark picture through HDMI.
    This does get rid of the macro blocking but in exchange gives us a darker than normal picture.
    Still it gives it a more cinematic feel.

    Over all im impressed. The build quality is top class, the picture is amazing, And personally I feel if theres a probelem its due to shoddy disk manufacturing. I feel this players is more advanced than the DVD format and bcoz of this it shows the many faults on many older DVDs.

    (to see what i mean, try playing a PS game on the PS2 and see all the flaws of the older disks/games that werent visible on the PS!)

    When a DVD is done properly as T2 EE was, it really pays off.

    The most amazing thing (for me anyway) was how easy it was to make this player multy region, and I can only thank Denon for that and of course the people who so kindly made their firmwares available to us. Thanks again!

    So far it has played all my disks (US and Japanese) flawlessly, and i hope this keeps up!

    For Once a possitive review of a Denon DVD player!

    PS. My machine is champagne Gold! :laugh:
     
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    Where did you get the gold version from?
    I want to get a 3805 receiver but am extremely annoyed about the lack of gold versions in this country 'cos i need it to match all my other kit. (makes you wonder if Denon think everyone spends thousands on all new kit every season! :mad: )
    If you know where i can get a gold 3805 please please let me know!!

    Cheers
    Pacha
     
  3. AML

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    I live in Japan and all the stuff that comes out here is gold. There is no black. And silver is only for cheap stuff.

    There is also a platinum color for really expensive stuff. Like Onkyos Integra high end expensive receiver.

    Ever other product be it Sony, Pioneer, marantz or Denon is all Gold. (some variations of gold but basically gold.)
     
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    I'm sure champagne finish looks good! problem is matching the shades as someone mentioned, that's why i stick to black for the moment :laugh:
     
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    Vonhosen

    Thank you very much for the link, certainly gives food for thought!
    Have you, or do you know anyone who, has used World Audio for equipment in the UK? I'm a bit wary of the warranty issue i.e. getting a repair, if needed, in this country. Or do i have to send the product back to Singapore :thumbsdow ?

    WHY OH WHY WON'T DENON BRING THE GOLD TO THE UK!! :mad:
     
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    Denon Singapore won't warranty it for UK sale , but if you do a search on here some people have bought gold 3805's from them & said the company themselves were good to deal with.
     
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    Thanks for the World Audio AV link. I am in Singapore for a few days and fancy picking up a Denon 1920.

    Now I am not sure what to do. I can get this from Superfi.co.uk for 220ukp but a shop in the city centre offered me one for S$470 which works out at 175ukp. World Audio has it listed at S$599. So why is this other shop so much cheaper?? He states it is multi-region etc etc.

    Rich
     
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    Hi AML, congratulations on your purchase :thumbsup:

    It's a fabulous machine and i am sure it'll give you great service as much as mine has given me :smashin:

    No macro blocking on my Panasonic plasma at all ;) :D

    Don't forget to select Auto 2 on the progressive option mode for 30 frame
    film material - Pal Region 2 - for an even smoother looking picture.
    Auto 1 is for NTSC material .. :thumbsup:

    Oh and mine is in black :clap:
     
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    7oaks do the top tier denons in gold, silver and black usually......

    top tier meaning 38xx amps or above and 2910 and above DVD player wise...

    at least they were, mebbe that changed...
     
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    Intersting thread. If you set black level to enhanced you are changing the digital output levels from video to pc levels. If you do not readjust the brightness on your display you will, as you state, get a darker picture with crushed black detail. You should actually readjust the brightness though. By changing to enhanced levels you will also have crushed bright white detail in the image which you can only get back by going to normal video levels.

    30fps material is 2:2 for NTSC lands not for PAL as PAL film source material is 25fps.

    Just wanted to mention these innaccuracies for other folk who may purchase a 3910. Glad you are enjoying your new purchase none the less.

    Gordon
     

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