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New Denon Blu-ray player is DivX Certified

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Apr 2008 0:51 User comments (12)

New Denon Blu-ray player is DivX Certified DivX, Inc. announced that the latest Blu-ray Disc player from Denon, the high-end audio/video brand owned by D&M Holdings Inc., has been given DivX Certification. This puts the product in a growing list of DivX Certified products. The DVD-3800BDCI will go on sale in the Japan and U.S. markets at the end of this month. This is the second Denon Blu-ray player to receive DivX Certification.
"DENON is a world leader in high-quality home theater systems and audio products. By extending the DivX standard into next-generation Blu-ray devices, we're further delivering on our strategy to provide consumers with a high-quality video experience on any kind of device, from the PC to the living room and on the go," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. "DivX is just as relevant as a feature on a Blu-ray player as on standard DVD players and we expect more and more Blu-ray players to incorporate DivX technology."

To be certified, products must undergo a rigorous testing program to ensure interoperability, security and visual quality. DivX Certified products enable consumers to create, play and share high-quality video content across a range of devices and platforms. Over 100 million DivX Certified devices from a variety of manufacturers have shipped worldwide.


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12 user comments

13.4.2008 1:11
PetahG
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I just want them to create one that is affordable and not ridiculously expensive. A price of about $150 would be the most I would spend...until it comes to that i think ill just wait

23.4.2008 1:13

Originally posted by PetahG:
I just want them to create one that is affordable and not ridiculously expensive. A price of about $150 would be the most I would spend...until it comes to that i think ill just wait

PetahG speaks for me.

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


33.4.2008 8:49

That guys name is really Kevin HELL!! ..... that's funny

43.4.2008 9:06

Quote:
The DVD-3800BDCI will go on sale in the Japan and U.S. markets at the end of this month.
Actually the Denon DVD-3800BDCI has been available since early March with the earliest user reviews on avsforums dating from that time. The 3800BDCI owners thread is over 40 pages long:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1004155

Quote:
I just want them to create one that is affordable and not ridiculously expensive.
Then you can forget about the Denon. It's a high end brand as stated in the article. Their top-of-the-line DVD player (non-BluRay) costs $3800 - and they never sell below MSRP for brand-new items.

If you're looking for a sub-$200 player then you have some waiting to do.

53.4.2008 10:18

The Denons use the same decoder chip as the DivX-certified Panasonics. Hence, it was easy to get the DivX seal of approval for them too. Another upcoming model that will use the same Panasonic UniPhier decoder chip is the Marantz BD8002.

For those looking for sub-$200 players, I think your best bets would be the upcoming Sylvania NB500SL9 or the Daewoo DBP-1000. They could be released at >$200 price points but with discounts and holiday pricing they could get below $200.

63.4.2008 12:11
r0b0t3ch
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Denon is a great brand, Onkyo is a step up but either way, NO DVD player is worth a grand and NO BLU-RAY player is worth a grand, Divx Certified or not.

BTW.............can anyone help me with what the practical implementation is of "Divx Certifications" please? I only know that Divx coding and compression was used in Playstation games as the movie part or interlude.

73.4.2008 12:35

Kevin Hell providing DivX support to the Demon blu ray player.....mwah ha ha...

Oh...It's Denon. Nevermind :P

84.4.2008 1:01

Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
Denon is a great brand, Onkyo is a step up but either way, NO DVD player is worth a grand and NO BLU-RAY player is worth a grand, Divx Certified or not.
He speaks the truth.

98.4.2008 10:31

If they are going to add Divx why not VHS and go real HiFi. I don't quite understand a true high-end HiFi person giving two craps about Divx infact I know they don't so I don't see that as a selling point with high-end gear.

As to their price all high-end gear is way out of line as far as pricing if your a smart HiFi'r you go middle of the road where bang for the buck still enters in. The high-end gear is spec wise much better but how much of that can you really hear and when the price goes from a couple of thousand too a couple of ten thousands and more, it's a no-brainer don't waste your money.

Last I checked Onkyo wasn't better then Denon but that is a different argument.

Denon, Yanaha, Sunfire, Crown and so on is only middle of the road gear most people don't even know what true high-end MFG's are.

1022.4.2008 11:52

Even I had the money to piss away on one of the couple thousand dollar ones I still wouldn't that's just friggin insane that they can get that much for it. I know you pay for quality but that's ridiculous. It can only get so good then your just payin for the name. Some high end manufacturers will only sell to the richies and its gotta be a licenced installer that does it like those huge 10 inch screen remotes you only see on TV. You won't find nuthin like that at bestbuy lmao.

1122.4.2008 12:15

Originally posted by XdjxedxdX:
You won't find nuthin like that at bestbuy lmao.
Yes you can.

The Denon DVD-2500BTCI is available at Best Buy/Magnolia Home Theater:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?...d=1199495422178

My local BB/Magnolia can also special order the Denon DVD-3800.

They also sell the URC touchscreen remote control:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?...d=1151657259483

1222.4.2008 13:25

Lmao heh I'm not bein an ass to you buy that just sounded like we were in school or something. Uh huh uh huh they have em I saw em !lol. But Ya your right I didn't think bout the being able to order stuff from em. Here where I live in Allentown PA we donu have the real highend stuff in store Sept for the big screen TVs but that's just cause there all the rave right now. Allentown has got nicknamed little Philly not to many upper class around my way. And I meant towards like California where all the stars are and there pocket books are much deeper there gonna be able to get stuff that we can't.

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