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Where can I find reviews on the Denon DVD-3800?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Kain, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. Kain

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    Does anyone know where I can get reviews on the Denon DVD-3800?

    Thanks
     
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    By the way, the Denon DVD-3800 does support progressive scan, right?
     
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    What Video & Tv, August issue, out now.

    They gave it five stars for picture , sound and overall.
    our and a half star for features.
    Four stars for ease of use.
    They said: Possibly the best DVD player ever made.
     
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    What would you like to know?

    Check out the specs on;
    http://www.denon.com/catalog/products.asp?l=1&c=4

    The manual is at the following address (in english);
    http://www.denon.de/pdf/Bed_DVD-3800.pdf

    I've had mine for a week now, but I think they are only just filtering into dealers. So far I am very impressed and especially in audio terms I think it is quite a leap ahead of the 2800. I find the video to be crisper, and exhibit far less of the mpeg decoding artifacts I could see on my 2800. It is an extremely fast player and zips through menus, and it is great with MP3s and PhotoCDs. I've already done a mini review in another thread, but hope this helps.

    So far no multi region hack but I am very optimistic that one will be here soon.

    I'd recommend you go and listen and view one if you can find one!

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    Ian Guinan
     
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    I just want to know how its audio and video quality is compared to other DVD players such as the Arcam DV88.
     
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    I know thats what you would like Kain, but sorry I can't oblige.
    Only going into a dealer for yourself will give you a side by side comparison.

    I can tell you about the DV88 which I've seen, I can tell you about the 3800 but without being able to go back and forth between them I can't answer this question.

    Maybe your dealer could set up this comparison for you?

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    Ian Guinan
     
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    Bought myself 'A Night At The Opera' DTS DVD-A disk to try out with the 3800 (paired with a Denon 3801 through Kef 'minieggs' and Kef 30b sub)

    Initial panic!!! No DVD-A light and silence despite the disk counting away..could get it to play in DTS 5.1 and stereo but didn't seem to recognise it as DVD-A. Finally found a switch in the setup menu for 'Player Type' which must be set to 'Audio'....now player recognises DVD-A and DVD-V disks automatically.

    This is my first taste of DVD-Audio (I've never found anyone who had any test disks..) and I have to say 'wow'! Obviously the Queen disk is old source material which has been cleaned up (a very recent article in muso magazine 'Sound On Sound' detailed this process - worth a read) but I am very impressed.

    Crisp and lively sound, wonderful steering and good contiinuity of the surround field..can't wait to hear some more modern disks which have been tailor made for the format.

    I'm just crossing my fingers now that they don't scrub this format as it could be sooo good for modern releases. I've yet to hear SACD, but would welcome cross compatibility if it was possible.I can live without it though if DVD-A sounds this good.

    Regards,
    Ian Guinan
     

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