Denon offers a pre-CEDIA preview
By David Dritsas
NEWARK—Denon Electronics gave the press a look at new products it plans to ship near the time frame of the Custom Electronic & Design Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo. Company executives also discussed Denon's approach to emerging video and audio connections and commented on the status of pending products that were publicly introduced, but have yet to ship.
In its new line of DVD players, Denon has moved DVI-D digital video output, with HDCP copy protection into lower price points, starting with the DVD-1910, a $269 SRP single-disc player. It has selectable scaling for 480p, 720p and 1080i, uses the Faroudja DCDi chipset and supports WMA playback. Moving up the line, two other new players, the DVD-2910 ($679 SRP) and DVD-3910 ($1,299 SRP) add HDMI (digital audio and video over one connection) output. HDMI will allow DVD-Audio (DVD-A) players to send a multichannel DVD-A signal over a digital connection, but it won't send Super Audio CD (SACD), because it has not yet been approved.