Which Denon is better?

raven219

Member
SHould I go for a new Denon 1730 or a second hand 1920? Not to bothered about the SACD/DVD-Audio features on the 1920, it comes down to which is the better DVD player.

Cheers
 

Dodgy_Geezer

Well-known Member
You can see a direct comparison here, the 1920 has the Faroudja chip which has given lip sync problems to a few people. If you can live with the potential risk of that, the 1920 is the better player.

Regards,

DG
 

evans

Active Member
I have the denon 1730 and i can tell you for the money it is a brilliant player both sound wise and vision wise. I watched casino royal via component and the picture was near perfect and very detailed. Mind you I had to test many component cables before I found some that do this machine justice.

I wouldnt go second hand as there is no warranty and if the lazer goes then your stuck. I have done side by side the denon with my old player which has the faroudja (older chip) and there is not much in it.

no lyp sync on the 1730 either
 

stevesmith7461

Standard Member
I have the 1920 and I have to say its quite a good player. I have had lip sync issues which I would prefer not to have. I watched Casino Royal on Sunday night without any noticeable problems however but occasionally the lip sync crops up and does me head in usually with cheap copies etc though. The only other thing I would mention is that there is a pause between layers as the laser refocuses, no big deal but could be slicker.

Noise (motor) levels from the drive are acceptable although noticeable if you know what your listening for. Disk compatibility is good however if you make your own dual layer recordings the format that this player takes can be expensive and rare.

Set-up is easy and I have not noticed a difference using component aganst HDMI but then I have only played std DVD discs so far.

I would say all in the 1920 respresnted good value for money at the time.
 

TopMeTom

Banned
If you were happy with component then I would go for a 2900.Stunning via component.Can be had for around £200 now from the right places...
 

wicknwild

Active Member
I have the 1920 and I have to say its quite a good player. I have had lip sync issues which I would prefer not to have. I watched Casino Royal on Sunday night without any noticeable problems however but occasionally the lip sync crops up and does me head in usually with cheap copies etc though. The only other thing I would mention is that there is a pause between layers as the laser refocuses, no big deal but could be slicker.

Noise (motor) levels from the drive are acceptable although noticeable if you know what your listening for. Disk compatibility is good however if you make your own dual layer recordings the format that this player takes can be expensive and rare.

Set-up is easy and I have not noticed a difference using component aganst HDMI but then I have only played std DVD discs so far.

I would say all in the 1920 respresnted good value for money at the time.

What format is that (dual layer discs)?

Thanks
 

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