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Denon DVD-2930CI Progressive Scan DVD/DVDA/SACD Player with Realta Reon VX-50 HQV Processing

3.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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  • Uses the REON-VX 10-bit I/P converter for improved conversion and motion detection
  • Pixel image correction
  • Video scaler capable of 1080p output for HDMI
  • Features Denon's own DDVC technology for quality enhancement of video signals
  • Includes 12-bit, 216 MHz DAC , 8x oversampling for progressive and 16x for interlaced signals
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Denon
  • Model Number: DVD-2930CI
  • Parental Lock: Y
  • Audio Output Mode: Surround Sound
  • DVD Media Load Type: Tray
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Product Description

Denon's economic DVD-2930CI DVD player uses Teranex video processing for picture quality similar to more expensive DVD players. It's HDMI capable up to 480i, supports both PAL and NTSC television standards, and simultaneous output among its component, composite, S-video, and HDMI outputs. Supported media includes DVD, music CD, Super Audio CD, CD-R/RW (MP3 and WMA audio formats, JPEG picture format), video CD, and DVD-R/RW.

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Technical Details

Brand Name Denon
Item Weight 22.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 21 x 19.5 x 8.5 inches
Item model number DVD-2930CI
Color Name Black

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Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #350,998 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#898 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > DVD Players & Recorders > DVD Players
Shipping Weight 22.4 pounds
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First Available October 2, 2001

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By J. Hill on January 2, 2009
Do NOT buy these I bought 2 and I have had so many problems with them it is unbelievable. You would think that for the price Denon would make a great DVD player. I have the same problems the person that replaced the logic board had on both of my players. These skip scenes, lock up, go to blue screens, stop playing the DVD for no reason etc etc. Lock up so the only way to fix it is to completely unplug the unit. I have had both in the repair shop so many times I have a 3 inch folder with repair invoices. I have own them for 2 years now and have only played 15 DVD movies completely. Since they lock up so much I never make it through the movie. I have given up on them. Denon is no help refuse to repair etc. BTW, a friend bought their Blu-Ray version and after 6 months he is having the same problems. I wish I would have had the chance to talk in out of it.
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OK, first off...this unit originally released in January 2006. For non-audiophiles...this is near high-end equipment. That being the case, a lot of effort was placed into its development...there's more to gain here besides only displaying video. What's the hidden secret? Audio.

[OK, off my soapbox...to those who complain that its too complicated or doesn't provide ease of use.]

I picked this unit up about 2 months ago, and to my surprise it greatly outperformed my Denon 1940CI. I really didn't expect for my old DVDs to look any better.

Star Wars(episodes 4-5(remastered), and 1-3)...the ultimate test, right?! I was more than shocked at how well the REON-VX HQV scaler performed great. I was able to see some detail that I have not seen before. I literally watched all six episodes in 3 days. You will not be dissapointed in the video performance. REON's scaler outshines Faroudja easily. Depending on your TV(LCD/Plasma), and its native video scaling ability...this next piece of advice may or may not do you any good. I have a Samsung LN46A650. Anyway, here goes...out of the box the blacks were not deep black/plasma-like on my LCD. I recommend that you toggle this IRE option, to your liking.

IRE toggle directions:
1) select 'Picture Adjust', by default STD will be selected.
2) select one of the memory options that can be saved (M1-M5)
3) next select option 3
4) move the cursor down to select the 3rd option below, which is the IRE setting (by default this is set to 7.5)
5) toggle this setting by moving the cursor on your remote up/down, between '0IRE' and '7.
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Everything about this unit is top notch. everything except ONE THING! Almost all of them suffer from a serious manufacturing defect which is more than likely exacerbated by a serious design flaw!

I read the horror stories and choose not to pay any heed, wanting that great Burr Brown sound for my audio and that beyond great picture quality. Well, when it worked all that and more was true. BUT......... the first one I ordered shipped with a faulty laser. It coudn't read ANY discs without glitching terribly, stuttering, freezing and basically having a nervous breakdown. You could HEAR the laser having a major meltdown..... Ok, the company I purchased this one (a reliable Amazon seller, Vann's) was most helpful and immediately shipped me a new, unopened replacement unit. SAME THING, only it lasted about 3 hours, Then it went berserk with dropped audio, freezing and glitches galore. BUMMER!

Vann's again accepted my return and I will need to try another model or brand. I bought this unit strictly for the audio and when it worked, it was GLORIOUS. I have read you can replace the laser assembly but it needs to be done on a regular basis and that has GOT to be the result of a serious design flaw in the unit itself.

BELIEVE the negative reviews. If you want to buck the odds MAYBE you will get one that works for more than 3 hours out of the box, but it wont last long...... I have learned my lesson, don't let yourself be tempted by the low price. I have a 130 dollar Pioneer that plays all regions, outputs both Pal AND NTSC , does all AVI formats thru a USB jack, SACD and DVD-A and features converters ALMOST as good as this Denon. And guess what, the Pio WORKS! I was greedy and wanted that little bit extra in the audio end and blew off the bad reviews hoping I would get lucky with mine. ARRGHHHH!
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Fantstic quality picture from your standard DVD the 2930ci uses the Silicon Optix Reon HQV chipset.

HQV Benchmark: The 2930ci uses the HQV video processors (DVD-5910 as well) and what better way to test the 2930CI's de-interlacing, noise rejection, detail level and cadence detection than the Silicon Optix HQV benchmark DVD.

*Color Bar/Vertical Detail: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*Jaggies Pattern 1: Pass - Score 5 of 5
*Jaggies Pattern 2: Pass - Score 5 of 5
*Flag: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*Picture Detail: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*Noise Reduction: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*3:2 Detection: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*Film Cadence: Pass - Score (Combined) 40 of 40
*Mixed 3:2 Film, Horizontal Text Crawl: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*Mixed 3:2 Film, Vertical Text Crawl: Pass - Score 10 of 10
*Total Score:130 out of a possible 130.

That's right 130 out of a possible maximum score of 130, cue the Rip Taylor confetti and party favors we have a winner.
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