Seriously stunning piece of kit!
After a lot of umming and ahhing and, after years of watching dvd's on the computer, finally decided to shop for a player. Was originally looking for a good replacement cd player, but then came across the Denon 3800 (or was it 3600?). Read the reviews and it came very highly rated, both for video and audio. Anyway, i was outbid and it went for a pretty penny (they were over €1200 new!). I kept looking and found this model, which came out later and was slightly lower-priced. The reviews were just as flattering, so i bid and won it. The reviews were well-founded. This is a superb piece of heavy-duty kit. Unlike a lot of today's toys which are very plastic-y and flimsy looking, this is one solid beasty. Big, heavy and very classy looking. The set-up options are mind-blowing. There are a serious amount of various connections on the back for different audio and video set-ups. Both sound and picture quality are excellent. Have it hooked up to a kenwood amp and Castle speakers, does a great job. Although the player says region 2 on the back, have had no probs playing Dvd's from Russia, Mid-East, US or Turkey. Likewise, it also plays recorded dvd's. On the audio side, not only does it play proper cd's and recorded, but also plays mp3/wma, and couldn't believe just how good they sounded. Impressed and surprised. It also plays SACD (whatever that is). Also, unlike most of today's electrical junk which doesn't even come with proper instructions (hate the pdf ones!), this comes with a pretty comprehensive and large manual on good old-fashioned paper, so you can actually get to grips with machine without running back and fore to the computer. The reviewers all slagged-off the remote but, not having had a previous dvd to compare and judging it against my other remotes for TV, Amp, Sat etc, it seemed perfectly fine to me (and the main buttons glow in the dark-spooky!). To end, this is a superb and serious looking piece of kit, and i cannot recommend it highly enough. Well done Denon!Read full review
Denon DVD 2900
It’s an excellent all round DVD player, with good CD and SACD capabilities. Better than the later models for Audio.