Pros GREAT UPCONVERSION, GREAT PICTURE , GREAT AUDIO.
Cons THAT I CAN'T AFFORD TWO OF THEM
Summary THIS IS AN AUDIOPHILE GRADE DVD PLAYER. IT IS NOT SOLD AT FUTURE SHOP OR BEST BUY FOR A REASON. IN LIFE YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR AND WITH THIS PLAYER YOU THE BEST PICTURE POSSIBLE WITH STANDARD DEFINITION DVDS. THE AUDIO IS ALSO EXCELLENT AS WELL AS THE BUILD QUALITY. DON'T BE FOOLISH AND TRY AND COMPARE THIS UNIT WITH A MASS PRODUCTION 3LB PLAYER. A PORCHE AND A NEON ARE BOTH AUTOMOBLES BUT.......NEED I GO ON.
"Great high end DVD"on by davidkm
Pros Great sound(sacd) and Great picture
Cons D-link should provide more
Summary I have this DVD matched up with a Denon AVR-3805 through D-Link connection for listening 2 music. I have them both powered by a PS audio premier power supply and I have never heard anything sound better (dyn-audio front and center).The DVD player when hooked up on HDMI automatically selects the highest resolution the TV can take. I have hooked up 4 different TV's all have looked great on this system with the Mitsubishi's DLP looking so life like while watching King Kong, I felt like reaching out and rubbing Kong on the head when they where shooting him on top of the building.
The only down side is Denon's D-link should automatically turn the DVD player on when I select DVD on the AVR-3805.
"Very Nice DVD"on by gregsoc
Pros Relatively easy setup; Unbelievable audio & picture quality.
Cons Price. Otherwise, none so far (2 weeks)
Summary I can highly recommend this product. You will be amazed by the picture quality. I wrestled with the price, but after comparing other brand's products and the current state of the HD/Blu-ray war, I think I'll be satisfied with this purchase for a long time. I haven't seen too much posted about the audio quality, but I've got a rather extensive collection of classical CDs and they are absolutely breathtaking when played on this unit.
Pros Excellent Upconversion to 1080 P, Great Audio
Cons The high price.
Summary I purchased the Denon 2930CI because I have approximately 250 DVD's - I stopped counting a long time ago. And, honestly, I did not want to rebuild my selection of movies to some HD format (e.g., Blu-ray or HD DVD). When I purchased the Denon 2930Ci, the PS3 did not have the ability to up convert DVD's, but now it does. Had I to do it over again, I am not sure that I would purchase the 2930CI. After downloading the firmware update that enabled the PS3 to up convert DVD’s, I initially thought the PS3 did a better job than the Denon, but after tweaking the Denon video adjustments and waiting a couple of months and watching more than a few movies to render a decision, I've concluded that the Denon is notably the better of the two when it comes to up converting DVD's.
On my Sony 60 inch 1080P SXRD TV, the up converted DVD's look nearly as good as the Blu-ray movies, and I suspect that a good DVD film transfer when up converted could out perform a poor Blu-ray transfer. Now, I have not seen the Oppo HD players, but the reviews on them are generally very favorable, and they are much cheaper than the Denon. With that said, I strongly encourage that you employ some means to objectively compare your buying options.
I am a loyal Denon customer; I have a Denon 5805 AVR, a Denon 2200; and a Denon 380 CD player. Their products have always performed very well, with one exception, and they were extremely accommodating when it came to correcting the problem that I was experiencing. The best way that I can sum up this review is to say that I do not plan to replace even my favorite movies with Blu-ray because the 2930CI is providing performance that is close enough to the "real thing." One last note, if you are thinking that the superior audio of the Blu-ray can be a decisive factor between an up converted DVD and a true HD format, you better have an AVR that takes a HDMI 1.3 input, or you will be stuck with the standard audio output via the optical link.
Pros Excellent Upconversion plays SACD
Cons It's Expensive
Summary Great player! but its not for the budget Conscious. If you have high audio and video standards the money is a drop in the bucket for its performance.