Pros Incredibly crisp picture, Denon link, HDMI and DVI outputs, eliminated 99.9% of all motion artifacts noted when same DVDs were played on other players, built like a tank.
Pros Plays all current formats, HDMI outputs, DenonLink output.
Cons Navagation on DVDs is a little slow but thats a small price to pay.
Summary Lets start by saying I paired this player up with a Denon AVR-3805 receiver. I hooked this up via the DenonLink digital connector. I no longer need to use expensive analog interconnects for my DVD player. Sure, I still need it for my Directv receiver and turnable but thats about it.
Denon also offered a firmware update for this player that updated my DenonLink to "DENONLINK 3rd" which allows for SACD digital multi-channel transfer. Where as before I had to go with analog for SACD, now its all tranfered via the DenonLink.
Sound and picture quality are not something easily put into words but if I had to pick one I would say "superb".
Pros Versitile player capable of a multitude of disc formats, sweet sound, excellent picture quality.
Cons Could be seen as being a bit pricey, especially in light of the new HD-DVD and Blu-Ray machines coming out.
Summary This will likely be the last primary purpose DVD player that I'll ever buy (knock wood), given the advent of the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray eras. But the DVD-3910 a great and solid enough performer in its own right that I won't bother considering other even more premium level, all-n-one ultra alternatives from Linn, Bel Canto, Arye or even Denon themselves, as much as I'd like to have one of those even if it's for nothing much more than bragging rights. The DVD-3910 is that good. In just over a year's worth of use, every disk format I have thrown at the thing has performed spectacularly, particularly SACD, though DVD-Audio (given the disc) has been pretty stellar as well.
Despite the SACD performance, the DVD-3910 is used primarily for DVD viewing, and in this regard it's done itself right very well indeed. I've currently got this player hooked up through an older Denon receiver, the AVR-3805, which I think is a capable unit of good quality and performance. But I tend to think that the 3910 could do even better (the two-channel CD section performs magnificantly when I hooked this up to my old Mark Levinson stereo amplification), so I've been on the lookout for a better separate multi-channel amp/pre-amp solution. It seems to be that great and worthy of a performer. Until then and when finances permit, I'd say that the 3910 is a real gem of a player that puts the rest of the electronics of my current home theater system to shame.