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Denon introduces ‘Universal’ Blu-ray player

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Dec 2008 1:45 User comments (20)

Denon introduces ‘Universal’ Blu-ray player Denon Electronics has announced that they will be introducing the world's first "universal" Blu-ray player.
The BD-Live capable DVD-A1UCDI will retail for $3800 USD when it ships in two months and will support DVD Audio, SACD along with standard DVDs and CDs.

Users can use an SDHC memory card to play files in popular formats such as WMA, MP3 audio, DiVX 6 video and JPEG images. A "built-in audio-restorer function improves the quality of compressed music."

The 4th-generation Link port means the player will integrate with any Denon amplifier.

As for inputs, there are a pair of HDMI 1.3 inputs, component video, S-video, composite video, optical and coaxial digital audio, balanced two-channel stereo analog audio and an Ethernet port.

The player also notably supports Dolby TrueHD decoding and DTS-HD Master Audio, each with full analog 7.1-channel audio.

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20 user comments

15.12.2008 1:52

Is it really "universal" -> region free?

25.12.2008 3:48

This is just too expensive !


Jo


Life is Grand !

35.12.2008 4:13

Originally posted by Tomm|:
Is it really "universal" -> region free?

I don't think that's what "universal" means.
There are already region free BD players/movies. I think "universal" refers to the video/audio formats supported, inputs and such...
P.S. To mister editor, a spelling check required:) "input"
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Dec 2008 @ 4:20

45.12.2008 4:58

For 3.8k it better give handjobs while I watch movies...

55.12.2008 5:00

Originally posted by hikaricor:
For 3.8k it better give handjobs while I watch movies...
And make me breakfast.

65.12.2008 5:12

I could go for breakfast( I guess kinda like the food synthesizers or replicators aboard of ships in Star Trek and such...), but a HJ from a machine? I don't know, it just doesn't sound enticing at all...It either has a woman's touch, or DIY!

75.12.2008 9:43

Wonder how it will measure aganst the PS2 Blu ray player? Only time will tell.

85.12.2008 10:17

PS2 has a BR Player? WOW! ok i know what you meant, um officially in the US is a recession i hope they can deal with only 10 of those selling!

95.12.2008 10:25
sKrEwZ
Inactive

That is a pretty hefty price tag. Too hefty for my blood.


Some assembly required.

105.12.2008 12:08
atomicxl
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Ehh, seems like a waste of money. You could buy a computer that does all of that and more for like $2500 max.

115.12.2008 13:04

Originally posted by atomicxl:
Ehh, seems like a waste of money. You could buy a computer that does all of that and more for like $2500 max.
I fully agree. Not only a computer but also a really good amp. So this really is kinda cray unless u'r some super mega audiophile

125.12.2008 19:15
tavek
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by hikaricor:
For 3.8k it better give handjobs while I watch movies...
And make me breakfast.
Ad laundry to the list and I might buy it

136.12.2008 12:01

Hello Denon.... Have you not noticed the economy melting down?

$3800..are you freaking crazy!?!!?

Try removing one of the "0"'s in the price.

146.12.2008 20:39

Originally posted by atomicxl:
Ehh, seems like a waste of money. You could buy a computer that does all of that and more for like $2500 max.
I was thinking the exact same thing while reading the article, only with a lower computer price. And if you want it region free, you can get AnyDVD or other similar program. $3800 is ridiculous.

157.12.2008 23:31

Wow.. looks pretty robust.

Way to expensive, but looks nice.

uh yeah, pretty sure those are outputs.

167.12.2008 23:57

Originally posted by PantherM:
Hello Denon.... Have you not noticed the economy melting down?

$3800..are you freaking crazy!?!!?

Try removing one of the "0"'s in the price.

I agree 100 %

USC Trojans Rule Forever !!!

178.12.2008 4:53

Is it just me or is that thing enormous and it has 3 plugs for power or am I seeing something wrong.

It looks like one of the old cd players back in the 1980's.

Those were huge too but I guess when you really think about it the first dvd player was 2500 or more plus the recorders were more then that in 2000.

I think the price tag is a bit much though.

188.12.2008 8:18

Originally posted by wolf123:
Is it just me or is that thing enormous and it has 3 plugs for power or am I seeing something wrong.
LOL! The 2 round connectors towards the left side are balanced XLR outputs.

Some audiophile grade preamps give you the option to use balanced XLR connections instead of the usual RCA presumably to decrease line "noise" in less than ideal environments.

Preamp with XLR inputs and outputs:




XLR cable:


198.12.2008 10:11

No way. Not for that price tag.



2012.12.2008 0:56
zorb43
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by hikaricor:
For 3.8k it better give handjobs while I watch movies...
And make me breakfast.
Ad laundry to the list and I might buy it
.... and cut the grass ...Mop the Floors ... and fix me dinner ...

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