Help which DVD player to buy for Full HD

krs187uk

Standard Member
I am updating my current setup and would like to know which is the better Player:

Denon 2910

Denon 1930

Samsung HD860
It will be feeding a new sony 40" Full HD screen.

Any advice would be great.
 

karl.g

Active Member
None of these machines will give you full HD. The most you will achieve is upscaling of DVDs. For full HD you will need an HD DVD or Blue Ray player and I wouldn't like to say which format will survive right now.

All the players you list will give you good results for DVD. If you are really interested in HD, either stick with the player you have a little longer and see what happens or don't spend too much on an ageing technology if you purchase a new DVD player.
 

krs187uk

Standard Member
To be honest my current dvd player is on it's way out and i can get the denon 2910 for 120 and the 1730 for 130 with 3 year warranty. Is the 2910 a decent player for that money?
 

Goose74

Active Member
To be honest my current dvd player is on it's way out and i can get the denon 2910 for 120 and the 1730 for 130 with 3 year warranty. Is the 2910 a decent player for that money?

Hi

Where can you get the 1930 for £130?

Thanks
 

krs187uk

Standard Member
The 1730 is from richersounds at £139 with a 3 year warranty.
the 2910 is off a mate. I'm under the impression that the 2910 is a better dvd player but was wondering if the 1730 is just at good.
Any advice would be great.

Cheers
 

Decadent Fool

Active Member
Perhaps it's worth spending £30 on one that will make do, and last 2 years, at which point perhaps the hd format war will be one and players will be cheaper (and will upscale your sd dvds as well) ?
 

Timbo21

Well-known Member
The 1730 is from richersounds at £139 with a 3 year warranty.
the 2910 is off a mate. I'm under the impression that the 2910 is a better dvd player but was wondering if the 1730 is just at good.
Any advice would be great.

Cheers

Go for the 2910 definitely.

It makes loads of sense to get a great deal on a better 2nd hand player from a reputable source (even better that it's a mate), than to spend on a new lesser model. And for the money that's a bargain for the 2910. It wasn't that long ago it would have been around £300 for it 2nd hand.

T.
 

evans

Active Member
The denon 1730 is very good as i have bought it not so long ago, picture is razor sharp and sound is good as well, i guess the 2910 is better but second hand is a risk. Now LG have come out in the states with a blue ray/HD hybrid player and it plays dvd's as well. It is selling for around 1200 US
 

karl.g

Active Member
Now LG have come out in the states with a blue ray/HD hybrid player and it plays dvd's as well. It is selling for around 1200 US

That sounds like it's covering all bases. It's not the hardware that bother me though. I wouldn't buy one until the cost comes down and there are more titles available. It's more about buying into dead software. The last thing you would want is a shelf full of Blue Bay or HD DVD disks without any new players on the horizon.
 

krs187uk

Standard Member
Have been looking around at the DVD players and now i've found another 2 that look like they do a good job:

Sony DVP-NS76 Upscales to 1080i
Samsung HD 870 upscales to 1080i

So the big question do i buy either of the above or buy the denon 2910???

Any advice would be good as i will be buying one of them tomorrow.

Thanks
 

evans

Active Member
Well it depends what you decide: better pic quality by buying the denon but risk second hand quality with no warranty or buy one of the other two but less pic quality.

I would probably go for the denon because i would want the best pic quality for the money.
 

nwgarratt

Member
Now LG have come out in the states with a blue ray/HD hybrid player and it plays dvd's as well. It is selling for around 1200 US

It not very good though and have a lot of features missing for HD DVD such as the interactive stuff. The upcoming Samsung hybrid looks much more promising and is fully featured both HD DVD and Blu Ray.
 

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