AV Components
Denon Shows Off Its First Blu-ray Player, with $1,999 Tag
Denon's DVD-3800BDCI features the industry's first Version 1, Profile 1.1 BD-ROM player.
Denon bluray
Denon’s DVD-3800BDCI Blu-ray player. Photo credit: CNET
July 26, 2007 by Rebecca Day

Product engineers at Denon Electronics have been busy. The company has revamped its audio/video receiver line, launched its first Blu-ray Disc player and introduced new product categories this week in time for the fall selling season.

Denon’s $1,999 Blu-ray Disc player, the DVD-3800BDCI, is the industry’s first Version 1, Profile 1.1 BD-ROM player, which means it can deliver picture-in-picture playback of movies alongside interactive features. The player also packs HDMI 1.3a outputs, enabling it to deliver full uncompressed Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD soundtracks. It also has the 10-bit Silicon Optix Realta chipset.

Although many of the company’s new products incorporate networking capability, the Blu-ray player does not, so interactive programming has to be downloaded via PC to an SD card that slips into a reader on the player.

Denon also unveiled a new top-of-the line A/V receiver. The AVR-5308CI ($5,200) is stamped THX Ultra2 and includes Dolby TrueHD decoding, HDMI scaling to 1080p, HD radio, XM radio compatibility, WiFi, USB inputs and 6 HDMI 1.3a inputs. Also new from Denon this year are a wireless iPod dock ($229) and a high-end XM-Radio-ready tabletop radio with CD player and HD Radio ($699).

Go to www.denon.com for further details.

Photo thanks: CNET

Follow Electronic House on Facebook and Twitter.
FREE Charter Platinum Membership
Claim your FREE Charter Platinum Membership to EH Network and receive 6 FREE issues of EH Magazine.*
First Name
Last Name
Email Address

We understand your email address is private. By granting you access to the EH Network, you agree to receive email communications from us, including our newsletters. You can manage your subscription at any time in the future.
* The new EH Network launches and your free subscription begins December 2014.


Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.