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Denon DVD-1940CI: DVD/CD/SACD with 1080p Video Upconversion

by Denon

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  • HDMI Interface
  • 1080p scaling output
  • Faroudja I/P scaler
  • RS-232 interface
  • SACD/DVD-A Playback
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Product Description

The DVD-1940CI offers increased performance with scaling up to 1080p resolution from its HDMI video port.  Improvements in decoding have been added with DiVX Ultra processing for smoother video delivery. For the do it yourself homeowner and for the custom installer, basic and advanced connections have been provided making hookup and setup a snap to almost any ;A/V system.  The Faroudja Fi2301 video engine provides outstanding video capabilities with its DCDi circuitry reproducing true to life image detail matched to superb audio circuitry for an outstanding home theater experience.performance and ease of use.  The HDMI v1.1 compatible video port will allow for connection to today's high end displays and provides scaling to 1080p.  In addition, the DVD-1740 incorporates a 12 bit 108 MHz video processor for stellar video performance bringing out still and motion image quality to the highest level

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13 pounds
  • ASIN: B000T892MA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,750 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005
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The picture quality is also excellent.
William M
OH yea, Build quality is noticeably better than the <100dollar stuff at Best Buy.
E. Woodall
This low priced Denon unit fit the bill.
Panama Red

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris on May 18, 2009
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Simply put, for the money you just cannot touch this quality with any other brand. The Denon DVD 1940-CI may not have all of the bells and whistles of your local 'Best Buy' brands like Sony, LG...blah blah, but it sounds better, it built to last, and looks a helluva lot sexier. I have replaced my dvd player 3 times in as many years with those out of the box $99. ones at the chain stores. Not being ready to drop $300.-$400. on a blu-ray yet as I don't have the capable TV, this was the perfect option and I know the Denon brand will last as I have an entire system of their equipt. and it has been very stable with unrivaled sound. Doesn't take SD cards... really, when was the last time you even stuck one in your dvd player? Come to terms with the fact that 'extra's' as found on the larger chain brands are really useless and just lead to having more chances for something to break. In short, if you want great CD sound, grerat dvd picture, and a unit that is heavy, well built, and matches you system in piano black, than this is the one to buy. I love it!...shipped quick too! In the era of 'tiny' built products, I am happy to have a full sized unit that stays in perfect line with my tuner. I hate that everything is so slim and flimsy usually. this DVD is solid yet sleek on the rack.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ryan J. McCarthy on May 13, 2009
I spent some time researching upconverting DVD players and found that the Denon DVD 1940CI was favored by other reviewers on several other sites - and they were right. This player's upconverting technology may not match Blue Ray's clarity and rich detail, but it makes an amazing impact on my 1080p LCD. For a hundred dollar DVD player you feel like you stole a production quality unit. This DVD player has a very nice loading tray and pickup head allowing for stable playback and tremendously good error correction. I have a two year old who likes to "help" with the DVDs and the pickup head reads the discs through her finger-prints and scratches. If you're on a budget and not interested in Blue Ray I would recommend this DVD player to you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William M on July 8, 2009
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In the past year or so I have tried many different players, from Oppo, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, etc. All of them had issues with certain disc's, especially DVD-R's. The Denon 1940ci so far has read everything I've thrown at it, even badly scratched disc's.

It's also the fastest DVD player I have owned, displaying video as fast as 4 seconds after closing the tray. I just sold my BDP51-FD BR player because I couldn't stand waiting two minutes for a disc to start, so this was a big plus to me. The picture quality is also excellent.

The only fault I can find, is that it won't play SACD's over HDMI. I use my Pioneer DV-48AV for SACD, so not really an issue with me.

I like it so much that I picked up a second one as a spare, as most of the better manufacturers seem to be dropping DVD players, or at least not introducing new models.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Woodall on April 2, 2009
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I bought this item recently as everyone is blowing it out pricewise. At retail I wouldn't touch it but for less than 100 bucks delivered it is a great deal. I use it primarily as a redbook cd player and it sounds better than my megabuck but now obsolete cd players from the past. SACD playback is also quite good. No it won't sound like a Krell or top-of-the-line Sony ES but its 90% for a pittance. Forget the video upscaler as it isn't very good, but if your TV has a good upscaler just set the 1940 to output 480p and let your tv do the rest.

Better cd and SACD than my Oppo 980H but not as good an upscaler. I'm tempted to buy two. OH yea, Build quality is noticeably better than the <100dollar stuff at Best Buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Panama Red on August 21, 2009
My system consists of a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum integrated amp (Tubed) connected to a pair of Avalon Symbol speakers and a Hsu sub, the former two purchased recently. Originally, the speakers were auditioned with an Arcam player costing about $2k. Because my old Sony player expired I was looking for a replacement. While I may eventually get an Arcam, a throw-away replacement seemed in order until I settle in one place. This low priced Denon unit fit the bill.

While the product isn't hefty, the output is. CDs sound fine, but the SACD audio is very good indeed. I sampled the following well recorded SACDs: Mahler 5th (Telarc), Goldberg Variations-Glenn Gould (Sony), In the Flesh Live-Roger Waters [Pink Floyd](Columbia), Blow By Blow-Jeff Beck (Epic), Abraxas-Santana (Columbia), Broken Hearted Blues-Lightnin' Hopkins (Fidelity), The Door-Keb'Mo' (Epic/550), New Favorite-Alison Krauss (Rounder), Celine-Celine Dion (Epic/550), Kind of Blue-Miles Davis (Columbia Legacy), Guitar Town-Steve Earle (MCA), among others. The sonics were rich, solid, detaiiled and dynamic as SACDs are noted for. I am totally satisfied, especially given the very low cost of this unit. I cannot comment on the other capabilities of the product or its longevity at this time because it just arrived.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Kissner on April 19, 2009
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I've had a number of Philips DVD players which seem to have had a lifespan of 9-12 months before locking up, requiring disassembly to rescue a captive DVD. I decided to try the Denon 1740 first and was surprised at how well it worked. One of the best things about it was that unlike the Philips, programming a Universal Remote actually worked reliably. Something about the Philips codes caused the Universal to exhibit strange and unpredictable results. So I then decided to buy the Denon 1940CI to replace another Philips before that one failed, and have been very pleased with its operation. I just hope these Denons last longer than the Philips.
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